dmitry vilensky on Sun, 6 Dec 2009 15:15:42 +0100 (CET)

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<nettime> Chto Delat International No. 1: Transitional Justice is on line

*Chto Delat International issue no.1*, entitled* **Transitional
*, emerged as a cooperation among its authors and in connection with the
recent production of the video film *Partisan Songspiel: A Belgrade
*, during the summer of 2009 in Belgrade.

Our authors provide a contextual overview of a Serbian society in
transition. During the last two decades, it existed as an isolated camp
where everyday life was monopolized by corrupt politicians and ruthless
tycoons. The catastrophe of the wars in the ex-Yugoslav countries, which
unfolded as an act of mutual extermination, was followed by economic
polarization and discrimination against a large part of the population, who
ended up homeless and deprived of any state protection.

The collective *Zampa di Leone* has produced furious illustrations of
hardcore Serbian realities. Novi Sad lesbian activist and *Partisan
Songspiel actress Biljana Stankovi?? Lori discusses the autonomy of the
LGBTIQ community in Serbia in her text
the Windows of Activism<>
 In his text ???<>In
the Waiting Room<>
 activist and independent writer Boban Stojanovi?? draws a parallel between
the Stonewall riots, which are seen as the beginning of the contemporary
struggle for the rights of sexual minorities, and the Pride Parade that was
planned in Belgrade forty years later. In his text ???Beyond
 Neboj??a Miliki??, cultural worker and program editor at Cultural Center REX,
writes about how mass crimes, such as the tragedy in Srebrenica, are
perceived in Serbian society today. In
and Class Racism in
 Vladan Jeremi?? and Rena R??dle discuss the various forms of ethnic and class
racism against Roma that have appeared throughout contemporary Europe.
In ???<>Why
Do Partisans Still Matter to
Du??an Grlja, editor of Prelom, journal for images and politics, and a member
of Prelom kolektiv <>, explains that the
reference to partisans, communism, and socialist Yugoslavia, as well as the
originality of their solutions, represents a ???non-existing impossibility???
that can provide a radical alternative to what was and still is happening in
the region, which is now termed the Western Balkans in the dominant
geopolitical agenda.  *

The term ???transitional justice??? has recently received greater attention by
both academics and policymakers. It has also generated interest in the
fields of political and legal discourse, especially in transitional
societies. Transitional justice refers to a range of approaches that certain
authorities may use to address past human rights violations and includes
both judicial and non-judicial approaches. In the case of the ex-YU
countries, transitional justice has been connected with International
Tribunal for War Crimes and not, consequently, to other important aspects
such as lustration or desirable institutional reforms.

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Dmitry Vilensky

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