The COVID-19 pandemic made an already dire situation worse for more than 1.5 million Syrian refugees in Lebanon.
Refik Hodzic is a journalisthttp: filmmaker and transitional justice expert from Bosnia and Herzegovina. For more than two decadeshttp: Hodzic has wor... ked as a strategic communications expert in transitional justice contexts including the former Yugoslaviahttp: Sri Lankahttp: Syriahttp: Lebanonhttp: Colombiahttp: Tunisiahttp: and Timor-Leste. He served as Communications Director of the International Center for Transitional Justice and as a spokesman for the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.
The premature repatriation of displaced Syrians could cause further cycles of violence and suffering.
The dehumanisation campaign Syrians are facing is strikingly similar to the one that led to the genocide of Bosnians.
Unless Mladic’s legacy is addressed in the rest of Bosnia, the outcome of his trial in The Hague may be merely symbolic.