Human Rights Program assistant Whitney Taylor to present at CHGS workshop

Perceptions of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY)
Interdisciplinary Workshop for Graduate Students and Faculty Holocaust, Genocide and Mass Violence Studies
Thursday, March 14
3:30-5:00 p.m.
Room 710 Social Sciences

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International criminal tribunals are internally and externally contested spaces, and they necessarily operate in political environments. In the case of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), domestic groups have vocally challenged the legitimacy of the ICTY and its ability to do justice. Importantly, domestic public perception of the court appears to be divorced from the actual operations of the court.

In this presentation, Taylor seeks to better explain the apparent disconnect between the relative successes of ICTY in terms of its intended outputs and domestic public perception of the court in the Balkans. Her focus is the interaction of actors within the Balkans--how they propagate different narratives about the work of the ICTY and how these contestations affect domestic public perception of the court. In particular, she investigates the role of political elites, civil society organizations, and the media.

If you are interested in participating in the workshop please contact Shannon Golden at golde118@umn.edu.

Remaining Workshop Schedule:

March 29: Friday, 12:00-1:30 p.m. (710 Social Sciences)
Erma Nezirevic, "Mobile Memories: Collective Memory of Mass Violence in Spain and the (ex) Yugoslavia"

April 11: Thursday, 3:30-5:00 p.m. (609 Social Sciences)
Matthias Falter, " 'Antifascist Consensus' & the 'Club of Political Correctness': Addressing National Socialism in Austrian Parliamentary Debates on Right-wing Extremism"

April 26: Friday, 12:00-1:30 p.m. (710 Social Sciences)

May 9: Thursday, 3:30-5:00 p.m. (710 Social Sciences)
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