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January 5, 2013

THESIS: The Bosnian Conflict: Justice, Genocide, Ethnic Cleansing, and the Systematic Use of Rape

Author: Kaitlin [Anne] McKenzie
Title: The Bosnian Conflict
Subtitle: Justice, Genocide, Ethnic Cleansing, and the Systematic Use of Rape
Thesis: Master Thesis, Emory University
Year: 2012
Pages: 66pp.
Language: English
Full Text: Emory Electronic Theses and Dissertations Repository [Free Access]

Abstract: »The 1992-1995 Bosnian conflict changed the face of war in a post-United Nations world. By the time the Dayton Peace Accords were signed ending the conflict, approximately 200,000 people were killed and 2 million displaced, while the international community stood horrified at the unfolding genocide. There are four first's that make the Bosnian conflict unique: the first international criminal tribunal created since the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg and the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, the first time rape was used as a systematic weapon of war, the first time the term "ethnic cleansing" was used (in an effort to avoid using the term genocide, which would enact legal responsibilities via the Genocide Convention), and the first European genocide since WWII. The systematic rape of Muslim women, the mass expulsion of Muslims from Bosnia, and the deliberate killing of thousands of Bosnian civilians culminated into an "ethnic cleasning," which the United Nations deemed aform of genocide. Lessons learned from examining this modern day genocide may be used to prevent similar atrocities from taking place in the future.« [Source: Emory Electronic Theses and Dissertations Repository]