The Humanisation of Crime

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Virtual Vita Nuova

At first we had the “globalisation of balkanisation,” when balkan-style failed-state wars became global after September 11.

The modern trend, though, is the “balkanisation of globalisation.”  The failed world order gets divided up by barbed wire into mentally gated communities, due to economic failure, floods of refugees and persistent terrorist attacks.

So the lonely position of the Serbian citizen of the 1990s is becoming universal.  Our leaders from the nineties were  indicted and found guilty in ICTY in The Hague, for committed war crimes, even genocides, but we can now perceive ourselves as universal, everyman figures.  This month Radovan Karadzic, after eight long years of trial, was found guilty and sentenced to 40 years of jail.  When he wasn’t liquidating unarmed prisoners in Bosnia, Karadzic was a colorful, sinister politician, a lousy poet, mad psychiatrist and a hustler new age guru. The only thing archaic about Karadzic today is his…

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Drago Bojić: Presude su važne zbog žrtava. Zločincima ne znače ništa

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Zločinci i oni koji ih podržavaju uglavnom se nikad ne kaju i nikad ne priznaju zločine. Zato je i ova presuda važna ponajprije iz perspektive žrtava jer je potvrda njihovog nevinog stradanja i njihove humanosti

Piše: Drago Bojić

Teško da postoji presuda koja bi bila adekvatna zločinima za koje su odgovorni političko i vojno rukovodstvo Republike Srpske i Radovan Karadžić kao najistaknutiji u lancu republičko-srpskih zločinaca. Da se Haški sud više vodio humanošću, pravednošću i empatijom za žrtve i njihova stradanja, presuda bi odlučnije i snažnije osudila i zločinca i njegove zločine. Zato su razočaranost i ogorčenje prvostupanjskom presudom Haškog suda razumljiva reakcija žrtava, njihovih najbližih i uopće humanih ljudi. I ova presuda, kao i neke druge, pokazala je da se sudska pravda više vodi političkom korektnošću nego pravednošću, više pravnim standardima nego etičkim principima.

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