International Courts and Mass Atrocity

Narratives of War and Justice in Croatia

  • Ivor Sokolić

Part of the Memory Politics and Transitional Justice book series (MPTJ)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Ivor Sokolić
    Pages 1-28
  3. Ivor Sokolić
    Pages 83-113
  4. Ivor Sokolić
    Pages 115-140
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  6. Ivor Sokolić
    Pages 205-226
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 227-229

About this book


The extra-legal effects of international and domestic war crimes trials continue to puzzle researchers and practitioners. In the former Yugoslav states, the legacy of conflict and issues of transitional justice remains central in politics, society and culture. This book provides a new theoretical and methodological approach to one of these puzzles: why universal human rights norms become distorted or undermined when they reach local publics. It investigates the social and cultural contexts that transitional justice processes take place in by looking at how emotional everyday narratives can hamper the spread of norms in society. In Croatia, these narratives define how the public understands the rule of law, history and minority rights. 

Ivor Sokolić is Research Officer in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK. 


transitional justice International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia post-conflict Croatia everyday politics narratives of war war crimes trials nationalism human rights norms southeastern Europe

Authors and affiliations

  • Ivor Sokolić
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GovernmentLondon School of Economics and Political ScienceLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Political Science and International Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-90840-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-90841-0
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