He says that while much has been achieved since the signing of the Dayton accords, Bosnia needs to continue efforts to face up to its past including trying war crimes suspects and finding, identifying and burying victims of the fighting in order to truly move forward. "We should draw some conclusions from the tragic past," he says. "The future cannot be based on hatred and accusations. We need justice to erase the hatred."
He emphasises that this is a process that needs to be handled sensitively. "It is not helping if someone misuses the terrible tragedy for his or her narrow short-term political objectives. And there are people on all three sides who are doing this. These people and these victims do not deserve to be manipulated. Everyone should treat the issues from the tragic past with maximal responsibility
Monday, August 06, 2007
Article: "Bosnia Needs Justice"
An interview with Bosnia's sixth High Represenative, Miroslav Lajcak.