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FN:s förhållningssätt till brott mot mänskligheten: En kvalitativ studie om hur FN handlat i Srebrenica och varför folkmordet inte kunnat förhindras
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
UN’s approach to crimes against humanity: : A qualitative study on how the UN acted in Srebrenica and why the genocide could not be prevented (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to investigate how the UN has acted in preventive measures regarding the genocide in Srebrenica. However, the UN contributions in conflict has not always been successful nor effective regarding the prevention of crimes against humanity. Nonetheless, the conflict in former Yugoslavia and the genocide in Srebrenica constitutes a prime example of when UN failed in its role as upholder of human rights, peace and stability. The intriguing part in the case of Srebrenica was the international presence of UN peacekeepers that were situated in the village when the crimes took place. The substantial core of this study is therefor to determine why the UN failed so massively in protecting civilians in Srebrenica by preventing a genocide. Further, to examine the whys and hows, it is of considerable importance to clarify the structure of relevant UN-organs and conventions that holds authority in interventions. Therefor, the study mainly issues the UN Security Council, the UN Charter and the Genocide Convention regarding the structure and capacity in preventive measures. As for the empirical material covered, it is mainly retrieved from official documents and academic literature. The material presented is thereby analyzed in accordance with the theoretical framework to understand why the UN failed to prevent genocide from occurring in Srebrenica. The study draws the conclusion that the UN lacked extensive assessments regarding needed actions and misjudged the nature of the conflict.


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2019. , p. 57
Keywords [en]
UN, human rights, international law, prevention, genocide, the Genocide Convention, warcrimes, former Yugoslavia, Srebrenica

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Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-79565OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-79565DiVA, id: diva2:1278979
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Political Science
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European Studies Programme, 180 credits
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Available from: 2019-01-21 Created: 2019-01-15 Last updated: 2019-01-21Bibliographically approved

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