History & Analysis

A Brief Overview of the Bosnian Genocide

History of Yugoslavia

A timeline mapping the history of Bosnia & Herzegovina.

The Balkan Wars - The Breakup of Yugoslavia

Over the course of just three years, torn by civil conflict and war, the Kingdom of Yugoslavia disintegrated into five successor states.

Ethnic Cleansing in Bosnia

Ethnic cleansing was at the heart of the Bosnian war right from the earliest days.

Concentration Camps

The world first learned of the concentration camps in Bosnia after British Journalist Ed Vulliamy broke the Omarska story. An emaciated Fikret Alić appeared on the cover of Time Magazine, and suddenly, the realities of a hidden genocide became apparent.

The Genocide - What Happened in Srebrenica

A timeline of the events from 5th-21st July 1995.

The Srebrenica Genocide in Context

Pulitzer-prize winning journalist, David Rohde, explains the Srebrenica genocide within the wider context of the Bosnian war.

The Death March

As Srebrenica was taken by Bosnian Serb forces a large number of (mainly) men decided not to try to shelter with the UN, but to try to reach Bosnian held territory over 100 Kilometres away.

Sexual Violence

It is estimated that somewhere between 20-50,000 women were raped during the war in Bosnia. Women were imprisoned in gyms, hotels, abandoned houses, and concentration camps.

Uncovering Mass Graves

A look at the work of the International Commission on Missing Persons to find the remains of the victims of genocide, so that their families can bury them to find some closure.

Ed Vulliamy

“Justice” but still no reckoning. A look at the people who feel that the crimes against them haven’t been recognised

Dr Gill Wigglesworth

The role of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

Amel Emric

a Bosnian photographer whose images have been published in some of the biggest publications around the world, has given us exclusive access to some of his intimate images of refugees escaping ethnic cleansing from 1992-1995

Nina Berman

An award-winning documentary photographer, travelled through Bosnia to document how rape was being used as a strategy for ethnic cleansing during the war.

Ron Haviv

Award-winning photojournalist, Ron Haviv, documented the Yugoslav Wars at length. The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) used his work as evidence for prosecuting those accused of war crimes.

Tom Stoddart

In July 1991 award-winning photographer, Tom Stoddart, travelled to Sarajevo to document the civil war that was engulfing Yugoslavia. The photographs he captured there were published across the world.