Dissertation Abstracts

The Nexus between Money, Recognition, and Justice: The Case of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Author: Begicevic, Alma , begicevica@aol.com
Department: Department of Social and Political Science
University: The University of Melbourne, Australia
Supervisor: Jennifer Balint
Year of completion: In progress
Language of dissertation: English

Keywords: Reparation , Transition , Victims , Law
Areas of Research: Human Rights and Global Justice , Law , Racism, Nationalism and Ethnic Relations


If reparations are universally accepted as a victims’ right to remedy, included in numerous international law instruments, why is it then that victims are unable to access it? By taking a socio-legal approach to the problem of post-war monetary reparation, the study examines the nexus between money, justice and recognition in Bosnia and Herzegovina. At a normative level the study examines how reparations are conceptualized and their meaning in post-conflict transition. At a procedural level it identifies obstacles and gaps in the national, regional and international legal architecture and at an empirical level it investigates people’s experiences in regards to accessing monetary reparations. The study considers the meaning of money in post-war reparation and state transformative processes.

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