- The unfinished trial of Slobodan Milošević: Justice lost, history told
- Award date
- 18 September 2015
- Number of pages
- Document type
- PhD thesis
- Faculty of Humanities (FGw)
- Amsterdam School for Regional, Transnational and European Studies (ARTES)
The Unfinished Trial of Slobodan Milošević: Justice Lost, History Told presents a comprehensive analysis of the record of the trial of former Serbian leader Slobodan Milošević at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). Unlike other studies of the trial, this text relies primarily on the trial record and advances the notion that such a record, even where the trial is unfinished, is a unique historical source that can shape the narrative of a conflict. In The Unfinished Trial of Slobodan Milošević: Justice Lost, History Told, snapshots of behaviour displayed by Milošević in court and quotations of things he said while conducting his defence in combination with passages of carefully selected evidence from an immense archive familiar to few scholars, reveal the trial record as a truly invaluable source of history.
Legal approaches to the Milošević trial and the evidence presented in court revolved around Milošević’s leadership and whether or not he had articulated and implemented a criminal plan. Through examination of the trial record, a theoretical framework is developed in the first chapter of this study. Subsequently, three topics are introduced that are essential to the understanding of the intricacies of competing courtroom narratives. These topics - the Leader, the Ideology and the Plan - are expanded upon in the nine chapters that follow.
- Research conducted at: Universiteit van Amsterdam
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