Thesis / Dissertation

Nexus between money, justice and recognition: the case of transition in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Alma Begicevic, Jennifer Balint (ed.)

Published : 2019

Abstract

This study examines the meaning of money as a legal remedy recognizing individual injuries as collective grievances. The case study of Bosnia and Herzegovina, where post-war transition has provided limited reparations, shows how victims’ pursuit of money through ‘ordinary’ courts has triggered a multi-layered social, political and class struggle for justice nationally and transnationally. The attempts at recognizing wrongs by repairing rights and a legal status to victims of war crimes through primarily legalistic universal rights-based means, does not in fact produce sovereignty or social power for those who have suffered injustices. Rights for rights' sake fail to empower the disenfranchis..

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