eBooks on Central, East and Southeast Europe
Law / Jurisprudence
Politics / Political Sciences
Theology / Religion
Хроника незаконченной войны.
Chronicles Of The Unfinished War.
Human Rights Publishers
Table Of Content (PDF)
Book Sample (PDF)
Around 300 thousand people became victims of wars in the former Yugoslavia. There are people who are responsible for initiation of these armed conflicts, for slaughter, civilian suffering and ethnic cleansing. Some of them will probably never be punished. Only a few hundred people were brought to justice by the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.
The Tribunal is a collection of essays by a well-known Russian journalist Andrey Shary, Radio Liberty's field reporter in the former Yugoslavia. It is an attempt to comprehend legal and moral experience, the international community acquired in it's search of the "Balkan justice" and due to its will to find and punish those guilty. The author focuses on moral aspects of the Balkan tragedy depicting various angles of complicated trials.
Do soldiers commit crimes even if they fight for a liberating army? Should a soldier who shot hostages fulfilling an order be condemned? Is it ethical to give up one's war comrades in the name of International Law? Can "honest" patriotism and the duty of an officer lead to crime? Can repentance make up for a criminal past? To what extent are "war time" politicians responsible for the bloodshed?
The book is illustrated with photographs by famous American war correspondent Ron Haviv, published in Time, Newsweek, Paris Match, Stern and other world-famous periodicals.
Suggest a book