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They Would Never Hurt A Fly : War Criminals on Trial in The Hague - Slavenka Drakulic

They Would Never Hurt A Fly

War Criminals on Trial in The Hague

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The breaking up of Yugoslavia in the 1990s brought with it a cruelty and a brutality that few thought Europe would ever see again. Slavenka Drakulic reports from the War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague, to try to learn from and understand these events.
As well as witnessing the trial of Slobodan Milosevic, she focuses on the lesser men, the ordinary individuals whose power did not extend beyond their village or their town borders. Men such as Goran Jelisic, a volunteer policeman who executed many of his prisoners, or Drazen Erdemovic, a participant in the massacre of seven thousand Muslims in Srebrenica. It is their ordinariness that makes their crimes so shocking: the fact that the crimes were carried out not by regular soldiers, but by former waiters, drivers and fishermen.

Slavenka Drakulic is a writer of great sensitivity, intelligence and grace - Alice Walker

A formidable writer - SUNDAY TIMES

Her writing has the spare poetry of Marguerite Duras - GUARDIAN

Slavenka Drakulic is a journalist and writer whose voice belongs to the world - Gloria Steinem

Introduction: Not a Fairy Talep. 3
Why The Hague?p. 9
Justice Is Boringp. 18
A Suicide Scenariop. 23
A Quiet Night in Octoberp. 35
Boys Just Had Funp. 46
He Would Never Hurt a Flyp. 59
'Triumph of Evil'p. 74
One Day in the Life of Drazen Erdemovicp. 94
A Beast in a Cagep. 107
Ribbons and Bowsp. 123
Punished by the Godsp. 140
The Metamorphosis of Biljana Plavsicp. 155
Why We Need Monstersp. 164
Epilogue: Brotherhood and Unityp. 173
Acknowledgementsp. 183
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ISBN: 9780349117751
ISBN-10: 0349117756
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 20th December 2003
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 12.8 x 19.7  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.16
Edition Number: 1