This policy outlook examines the events leading up to the Srebrenica genocide, investigating some of the responsibilities in this context. It also explores the debate concerning the international legal system governing the use of force in the midst of atrocities.

Dr. Tarek Cherkaoui 08 July 2020

Following the disintegration of the former Yugoslavia in the early 1990s, the Balkan region started the descent into a downward spiral of violence, which culminated with the Srebrenica Genocide. This policy outlook examines the events leading up to the genocide, investigating some of the responsibilities in this context. It also explores the debate concerning the international legal system governing the use of force in the midst of atrocities. Moreover, the paper offers some recommendations on reforms of international legal practices that would allow timely and effective action in cases of mass atrocities.​

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