Ongoing Violence against Women in Post-War Bosnia and Herzegovina: Notes from the Field Cover Image

Ongoing Violence against Women in Post-War Bosnia and Herzegovina: Notes from the Field
Ongoing Violence against Women in Post-War Bosnia and Herzegovina: Notes from the Field

Author(s): Ebru Demir
Subject(s): Gender Studies, International Law, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Law and Transitional Justice, Government/Political systems, Studies in violence and power, Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: Udruženje “Pravnik”
Keywords: Post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina; violence against women; peacebuilding process; transitional justice; war crimes; wartime violence; violation of human rights;

Summary/Abstract: Bosnia and Herzegovina seems to have lost the international community’s attention and not much attention has been recently paid to the ongoing justice and peacebuilding processes. Except for a few scholars,354 the current transitional justice process and its impacts on Bosnian women are neglected. There has been little analysis with relation to what happens in the long-term in Bosnia and Herzegovina and to the survivors of wartime violence. Focusing only on rape and other forms of wartime sexual violence has resulted in impunity for many other forms of international human rights violations occurring during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Economic and social rights violations, for instance, remain unaddressed. These neglected women’s human rights violations continue in different and/or aggravated forms. This study aims to illustrate the ongoing violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina and recommends solutions by engaging with the interviews conducted in the country in 2017.

  • Issue Year: 11/2020
  • Issue No: 11
  • Page Range: 109-128
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: English