bosnia report
New Series No: 36 October - December 2003

Regular Forums continue on the first Monday of every month (or the second, if the first falls on a Bank Holiday) from 7 pm to 9 pm at our usual venue, The Boardroom, University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, W1 (in association with the Centre for the Study of Democracy).

The next meeting will take place on 1 December 2003, when Olga Popović-Obradović, professor of national history at the Belgrade University law faculty, will introduce a discussion on ‘Historical heritage as a determining factor in democratic transition in Serbia’.


On 6 October 2003 one of our most successful forums to date was devoted to the war and its aftermath in western Bosnia. Arnaud Vaulerin and Isabelle Wesselingh, authors of a new book on the war in western Bosnia and its aftermath (Bosnie: la mémoire B vif, with a preface by Elie Wiesel and a foreword by BI Consultant Paul Garde), introduced a discussion on ‘Prijedor - after the genocide’ by reconstructing the events of 1992 on the basis of survivors’ testimony (including at The Hague), and by an informed analysis of the situation in the town today, the problems encountered by returnees, and the responsibilities of the international community.


On 3 November 2003 a lively discussion on ‘Montenegro: today, tomorrow - and relations with Serbia’ was introduced by Nebojša Čagorović, a political analyst from Podgorica, with the participation of Sonja Biserko, president of the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia.



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