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dc.contributor.authorSimic, Oliveraen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T13:12:28Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T13:12:28Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2012-09-06T22:22:13Z
dc.identifier.issn15398706en_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://www.bridgew.edu/soas/jiws/May09/OliveraMothers.pdfen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/37865
dc.description.abstractThis article explores the role of the local non-governmental association 'Mothers of Srebrenica' in the complex transitional justice processes in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The association gathers women who survived the Srebrenica genocide in July 1995 and creates an important public space for the crying out of their grievances and lobbing for their goals. The 'Mothers of Srebrenica' also create a space for widows and displaced women to share their concerns and support each other. While the 'Mothers of Srebrenica' use the rhetoric of victimhood and motherhood whenever they speak out, I argue that they, in fact, challenge the notion of passive victims by the actions they have tirelessly undertaken over the last 13 years. With their resilience and activities, the 'Mothers of Srebrenica' have become known worldwide. Their existence and actions have generated a mixture of feelings: respect, regret and shame among not only those accountable for the crimes in Srebrenica, but also the wider international community. Yet, although 'Mothers of Srebrenica' use a variety of approaches to address past atrocities, it appears that their emphasis is on punitive justice which, they believe, is the only means to bring the peace that they have long yearned to their souls.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherBridgewater State Universityen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom220en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto236en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue4en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of International Women's Studiesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume10en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHuman Rights Lawen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode180114en_US
dc.titleWhat remains of Srebrenica? Motherhood, Transitional Justice and Yearning for the Truthen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2009 Bridgewater State University. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
gro.date.issued2009
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