UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


Bosnia and Herzegovina - the continuing effects of the Balkans armed conflict on its society

18 March 2014, 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

Event Information


Room 431, UCL SSEES Building, 16 Taviton Street, London, WC1H 0BW.

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Eighteen years after the end of the war, Bosnia and Herzegovina is still suffering from its past and is struggling to come to terms with its future. In a divided country where there exists three “truths” about that conflict, justice for the victims, relatives and survivors of this tragic war is a very difficult concept to imagine and one that many citizens of BiH doubt will ever happen.     

During the life of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the ICTY has faced praise and criticism from all sides, but despite this, it continues to function and adjudicate on facts presented to its courts through the trial process. With all ICTY fugitives arrested and with just four trials to be concluded, what difficulties did this organization face whilst investigating and prosecuting “War Crimes” and “Crimes against Humanity”? 

Speaker Biography 

Howard Tucker is the former Head of Mission for the ICTY offices in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). He recently retired from the UN after 16 years investigative experience with the ICTY, where he served in BiH, Macedonia and Kosovo with some limited work in Croatia, Montenegro &  Serbia. 

Before joining the ICTY, he was a career Police Officer from the UK who served more than 27 years, of which, more than 25 years was as a criminal detective  . 

Howard Holds a Masters Degree in Forensic Investigation from the University of Leicester. 

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