Transitional Justice in Croatia

  • Ivor SokolićEmail author
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Transitional justice in Croatia dealing with the 1991–1995 conflict has defined much of Croatian politics, society, and international relations since the 1990s. The conflict, commonly referred to as the Homeland War, provided the foundation of the modern Croatian state, nation, and identity. The narrative surrounding it, of Croatia and Croats as victims of Greater Serbian aggression who only acted in self-defense, is universally accepted. It is quasi-legally enshrined, and to question it is to question the legitimacy of the Croatian nation and state. The transitional justice process can be observed in four key areas: the legacy of war crimes, international relations, civil society, and minority rights. The legacy of war crimes has been judicially dealt with both internationally and domestically, but these...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.European Institute, London School of Economics and Political ScienceLondonUK

Section editors and affiliations

  • Maria-Adriana Deiana
    • 1
  1. 1.Queen’s University BelfastBelfastUnited Kingdom