The Key to My Neighbor's House: Seeking Justice in Bosnia and Rwanda

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Macmillan, Nov 17, 2001 - Political Science - 492 pages
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"Sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes blood-chilling, sometimes inspiring, and including accounts from victims and perpetrators, forensic experts, and tribunal judges, three stories form the backbone of this book. We follow Hasan Nuhanovic, a young Bosnian Muslim student determined to discover the fate of his family lost at Srebrenica, as he matures over the years from a gangling youth to a man with the authority to testify before Congress in Washington, D.C. In counterpoint, we follow Witness JJ, a shy Tutsi woman of immense courage, who overcomes her modesty and the dictates of her culture to testify about her rape - an act that resulted in wartime rape being classified as a war crime. And we get a revealing inside look at the workings of the newly created international tribunals through the eyes of Gabrielle Kirk McDonald, an African-American judge appointed to the court."--BOOK JACKET.
 

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Contents

Blood Ties to Blood Feuds
3
The Triumph of the Underworld
32
Since Unhappily We Cannot Always Avoid Wars
59
4 The Land of 1000 Graves
83
Our Enemy Is One
107
No Safe Havens
132
Peace Without Justice
165
Searching for the Truth
190
When the Victims Are the Serbs
293
A Time of Reckoning
315
Justice Must Be Seen to Be Done
337
Justice on the Ground
351
Rwandan Crimes Arusha Justice
371
When a Tribunal Is Not Enough
389
Epilogue
403
Notes
411

Bring Me His Body
215
Having Clean Hands
248
What a Tutsi Woman Tastes Like
271

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About the author (2001)

Elizabeth Neuffer is an award-winning reporter for The Boston Globe. While serving as the paper's European Bureau Chief, she won the the Courage In Journalism Award and was then named an Edward R. Murrow Fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations. She lives in New York City.

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