Gendered Justice Gaps in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Annika Björkdahl, Johanna Mannergren Selimovic

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A gendered reading of the liberal peacebuilding and transitional justice project in Bosnia–Herzegovina raises critical questions concerning the quality of the peace one hopes to achieve in transitional societies. By focusing on three-gendered justice gaps—the accountability, acknowledgement, and reparations gaps—this article examines structural constraints for women to engage in shaping and implementing transitional justice, and unmasks transitional justice as a site for the long-term construction of the gendered post-conflict order. Thus, the gendered dynamics of peacebuilding and transitional justice have produced a post-conflict order characterized by gendered peace and justice gaps. Yet, we conclude that women are doing justice within the Bosnian–Herzegovina transitional justice project, and that their presence and participation is complex, multilayered, and constrained yet critical.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-2018
JournalHuman Rights Review
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary


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