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Državni genocid (Svjetsko-povijesno i bosansko-bošnjačko iskustvo)
State Genocide (World-Historical and Bosnian-Bosniak experience)

Author(s): Adib Đozić
Subject(s): History
Published by: Naučnoistraživački institut »Ibn Sina«
Keywords: genocide; subject of genocide; state genocide; global and hisstorical experience of genocide; Bosniac experience of genocide

Summary/Abstract: In the war against Bosnia and Herzegovina and its society,the states of Serbia & Montenegro and Croatia, that is their militaristic and paramilitaristic structures, committed genocide against the Bosniacs. This genocide was not a means in itself, but a means to achieve the state projects of Greater Serbia and Greater Croatia respectively. This means that the cognitive productivity of the genocide against the Bosniacs demonstrates that state genocide, not genocide by individuals, was committed against them. Regardless of the fact that the actual perpetrators were individuals, at the level of social manifestation and as a social phenomenon genocide is least of all an individual act, since in essential structure it transcends the potential of the individual. As a result, criminal, moral, and criminal responsibility – responsibility as a whole – for the crime of genocides and other –cides cannot be reduced merely to individual responsibility, since it is equally a criminal act at one and the same time of the individual and of the collective identity which the individual belongs (army, state) and to the orders, using the resources, and with the approval of which they commit the crime of genocide.

  • Issue Year: 2006
  • Issue No: 32
  • Page Range: 116-134
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Bosnian