SUMMARY À The Key to My Neighbor's House Seeking Justice in Bosnia and Rwanda


  • Paperback
  • 528
  • The Key to My Neighbor's House Seeking Justice in Bosnia and Rwanda
  • Elizabeth Neuffer
  • English
  • 06 September 2019
  • 9780312302825

10 thoughts on “The Key to My Neighbor's House Seeking Justice in Bosnia and Rwanda

  1. says:

    This is a difficult book to give any rating to It completely overwhelmed me because of the nature of its content as well as the amount of information it contained In the end I feel as though I only skimmed the surface and honestly I do not know when I'll go back for a second readBut I recommend this book to anyone curious about these two cases of genocide that occurred so recently The stories in this book told by Neuffer but through interviews and testimonies from tribunal witnesses focus primarily on the uniue pursuit of justice that occurred after the genocide; uniue in the mere fact that these tribunals were pioneers in international justice So I would also recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the concept of and pursuit of justice in such dire and exaggerated circumstancesI would suggest anyone that wants to read it to become familiar with the events beforehand because I do not think it would serve well as an introduction


  2. says:

    I haven't even finished this mega read yet but it's so good I couldn't wait to give it 5 stars Neuffer tackles some of the darkest days in history through the experiences of the people most affected The book is chock full of information but you become so invested in these people's lives that it doesn't feel like you're reading an overwhelmingly fact centered book I will walk away from this read with a in depth knowledge of 2 important moments in world history and importantly with memories and empathy from the stories I will never forget


  3. says:

    I've had this book on my stack to read for FOREVER even picked it up a few times I definitely should have read it earlier This book is fairly comprehensive and covers details of many of the major events in Rwanda and the Balkans in the early 1990's I had expected it to be focused only on the aftermath By the time I got around to reading it I've read a lot and have a much better understanding of some of these events than I did when they were happening I was pretty young so I ended up skimming uite a lot of it It's a little dated there has been progress since the time of publication but overall a really excellent piece about these genocides and the attempts to find justice afterwards for all involved


  4. says:

    Incredible book poignant sad raw honest She was on the ground during both of these genocides and goes back to talk to people right after to learn from them what happened and what could possibly make things right


  5. says:

    A detailed reminder of the devastation that can result from bigotry and hatred


  6. says:

    This book takes an impressive amount of information and viewpoints to give the reader a glimpse into the the sheer chaos of two of the genocides that occurred in the 1990's Not only does Neuffer detail how tensions formed and erupted and what happened she also takes a look at the reactions of the international communities From the reaction of UN and NATO forces during combat to the tribunals formed after this shows clearly both the human attempt to stand against these kinds of tragedies and the utter failure that cost millions their lives and leaves unanswered the uestion of if we can ever truly bring the survivors justice This wasn't an easy book to read It's detailed complicated like the history it covers and the subject material itself is obviously disturbing But in the end I felt it gave me an important insight into the modern day response to genocide


  7. says:

    Neuffer a reporter for the Boston Globe follows the stories of individuals looking for justice in the aftermath of the war and genocides in Bosnia and Rwanda The individuals and stories they tell are viewed interwoven with the background of how the international criminal tribunals of the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda came to be response to the genocide war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by leaders in these countriesNeuffer's experiences and interviews with the individuals personally affected by the events in Bosnia and Rwanda raise interesting uestions about the differences between perceived legal justice according to international humanitarian law and the level of justice wanted and needed by the victims and survivors of these crimes


  8. says:

    This book was amazing If you would like a better understanding of the Bosnian and Rwandan genocide this is the book for you Neuffer does a great job of breaking down both conflicts as well as compares the two She provides insight into the U N's mishaps as well as the role of the US Parts of the trial may seem a little long towards the end but I think it was because I was frustrated at the success of the tribunal systems much like those actually involved This book has brought uestions to my attention and I know have a list of topics I need to read on


  9. says:

    I tend to have a thing for reading non fiction this is one that I found that I really liked I had this book on my To read list for uite some time I finally got it from the library and am so glad that I did It follows the war crimes trials for both the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda I knew uite a lot about what happened in Rwanda I really learned a lot about the Former Yugoslavia I also confirmed my thoughts on how much the United Nations could be blamed for much of what happened in both areas of the world uite shameful indeed


  10. says:

    I found the book interesting and Neuffer did a nice job of transitioning between her and interviewees' personal experiences but also tying in hard facts or about as hard as you can get in war zones What I would have been interested in however was to know about individuals seeking justice What does justice mean to different groups of people or even individuals? And what type of community non ICC systems exist to help people find the answers and relief they need?


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The Key to My Neighbor's House Seeking Justice in Bosnia and Rwanda

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Res the extent to which genocide erodes a nation's social and political environment just as it destroys the individual lives of the aggressor's perceived enemies She argues persuasively that only by achieving justice for these people can domestic and international organizations hope to achieve lasting peace in regions destroyed by fratricidal warfa. I tend to have a thing for reading non fiction this is one that I found that I re

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D too late to prevent unconscionable violations of human rights in both countries As these states now attempt to reconstruct their national identities the surviving victims of genocide struggle to come to terms with a world unhingedInterviewing victims and aggressors war orphans and war criminals Serbian militiamen and NATO commanders Neuffer explo. Incredible book poignant sad raw honest She was on the ground during both of thes

SUMMARY The Key to My Neighbor's House Seeking Justice in Bosnia and Rwanda

Examining competing notions of justice in Bosnia and Rwanda award winning Boston Globe correspondent Elizabeth Neuffer convinces readers that crimes against humanity cannot be resolved by talk of forgiveness or through the common recourse to forgetfulnessAs genocidal warfare engulfed the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda the international community acte. This is a difficult book to give any rating to It completely overwhelmed me becau