The International Court of Justice for the first time declared that the massacre of Bosnian Muslims at Srebrenica in 1995 was an act of genocide. The same ruling, however, determined that Serbia cannot be held liable for the crime, although it did aid ethnic armies who carried out the massacre.
Amid the numerous photographs of the conflict in Yugoslavia, Ron Haviv’s work stands out as a unique record of the conflict, from its beginnings in 1991 to the hostilities in Macedonia. From the front-line trenches to the refugees behind them, his images of poignant immediacy capture both the urgency and tragedy of war. Not only are they a powerful testimony to the suffering of the Balkan people, but also their importance is also historical.