War Crimes, Youth Activism & Memory in the Balkans
January 27, 2014
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Past post-conflict justice processes in the Balkan region were comprised of a variety of protagonists, such as governments, international institutions, and civil society. Mechanisms to cope with mass atrocities committed during the conflict in the 1990s included international trials in The Hague, domestic trials in many of the former states of Yugoslavia, and several truth commission attempts. In recent years, however, there has also been a rise in youth activism to contest the culture of impunity and challenge the politics of memory in the Balkans. The presentation will address this recent trend in the region.