Biljana Plavšić at the ICTY: a feminist analysis of representations of the self

Krulišová, K. ORCID: 0000-0001-8065-188X, 2020. Biljana Plavšić at the ICTY: a feminist analysis of representations of the self. Journal of Perpetrator Research, 3, pp. 128-155. ISSN 2514-7897

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This paper focuses on the legal defence of Biljana Plavšić before the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. It analyses the discursive strategies chosen by Plavšić in her plea of guilt. Utilising the theoretical concepts of motherhood, ' Beautiful Soul' , double and triple transgressions, and Othering, together with legal and criminological debates on chivalry, Plavšić' s representations of herself and her actions during the war are critically analysed. Studying the case of Plavšić, this article aims to enrich the existing feminist debates on the representation of violent women in the media and in justice tribunals.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Perpetrator Research
Creators: Krulišová, K.
Publisher: Winchester University Press
Date: 2020
Volume: 3
ISSN: 2514-7897
Rights: © 2020 by the Author. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 09 Jun 2020 11:30
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2020 11:34

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