The role of the UN peacekeeping mission in the "safe areas" of Srebrenica and Zepa Cover Image

Uloga UN-mirovne misije u zaštićenim zonama Srebrenica i Žepa
The role of the UN peacekeeping mission in the "safe areas" of Srebrenica and Zepa

Author(s): Almir Grabovica
Subject(s): Local History / Microhistory, Military history, Studies in violence and power, Victimology, Transformation Period (1990 - 2010)
Published by: JU Zavod za zaštitu i korištenje kulturno-historijskog i prirodnog naslijeđa
Keywords: United Nations; safe areas; Srebrenica; Žepa; peacekeeping missions; genocide;

Summary/Abstract: The subject of this paper is to point to the activities of international organizations, especially the United Nations, and their impact and omissions in the conducted peacekeeping operations in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the “safe areas” of Srebrenica and Zepa. Having examined the various documents from the time of the aggression on Bosnia and Herzegovina, it is evident that it was a false protection of human rights, and that the actual protection of the Bosniak people was completely missing thus revealing the actual international interests towards Bosnia and Herzegovina. Although Bosnia and Herzegovina is an internationally recognized state and a member of the United Nations, it was too often involved in violations of the adopted Declaration of the Security Council, especially those pertaining to safe areas such as Srebrenica and Zepa. This paper’s aim is to point out the bias of the international community,especially the UN, in the case of Bosnian Serbs that ultimately led to the unprecedented genocide in the protected zones of the UN. The authentic documents of the Army of the Republic of Srpska are in favor of this fact,which directly suggests taking sides (especially UNPROFOR) in the case of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

  • Issue Year: 4/2015
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 125-133
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: English
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