Dr Hikmet Karcic studies Bosnia and Herzegovina, Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Brcko was home to some of the first war crimes in the 1990s and a recent announcement to secede is a warning shot that things could go south again.
The resolutions set forward by the Bosniak elite at the time serve as an example of courage, morality and empathy that people across the region can learn from today.
Despite being convicted of war crimes, the “butcher of Bosnia” continues to be celebrated as a war hero by officials and youth in Serbia and beyond.
Their ideologies and policies have become normalised and the region is under threat of destabilisation, with potentially dangerous consequences for Bosnians and other vulnerable groups.
Atrocity denialism has gone mainstream — from the glorification of convicted perpetrators to the casual creation of memes — and boosts the far-right with deadly consequences.
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