Genocide on the Drina River Edina Becirevic

Publication date:
29 Jul 2014
Yale University Press
264 pages: 235 x 156 x 24mm
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In this scholarly yet intensely personal history, author Edina Bećirević explores the widespread ethnic cleansing that occurred in Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1992 through 1995, war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by Serbs against Bosnian Muslims that fully meet the criteria for genocide established after World War II by the Genocide Convention of 1948. An in-depth study of the devastating and dehumanizing effects of genocide on individual destinies and the mechanisms of its denial in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bećirević's essential history contextualizes the East Bosnian program of atrocities with respect to broader scholarly debates about the nature of genocide.

Edina Becirevic is a member of the faculty of Criminal Justice, Criminology, and Security Studies at the University of Sarajevo and a cofounder of the Center for Justice and Reconciliation in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She lives in Sarajevo.

“Becirevic walks the reader through the controversy surrounding the concept and definition of 'genocide,' then makes an energetic case that the term applies to the war waged by Serbian forces in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1992–95.”—Foreign Affairs