Survey of Perceptions of Transitional Justice

In their 2000 report, “Justice Unknown, Justice Unsatisfied?,” PRIMA founder Tamy Guberek and colleague Kristen Cibelli present the results of their 1999 survey of NGOs in both entities of Bosnia (the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Republika Srpska) to assess perceptions of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY). The study found that even organizations working on a daily basis with issues related to the Tribunal were not at that time well informed about the process of international justice. Many prevalent misconceptions about the ICTY had the effect of increasing rather than easing collective tensions. This was the first study to measure the impact of the ICTY at a local level; it contributed to an ICTY effort to strengthen its Outreach Programme to provide reliable information to the population it was established to serve.


Justice Unknown, Justice Unsatisfied? Bosnian NGOs Speak about the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.

By Kristen Cibelli and Tamy Guberek.
December 2000
Conducted as a project of Education for Public Inquiry and International Citizenship (EPIIC) at Tufts University.