Following the LEGArT project, which will serve for collecting and exploring all artworks testifying on genocide against Bosniaks, the Virtual Museum of Genocide against the Bosniaks is launching another research programme entitled “Genocide in Peace” that will explore and produce content testifying to trans-historical forms of genocidal destruction of Bosniak people in peacetime periods through “acts committed with intent to destroy, totally or partly, an ethnic and religious group”.
The Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide has clearly specified forms of genocide such as “causing serious mental harm to members of the group”, “deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part”, “imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group”, “forcibly transferring children of the group to another group”, etc. – all of them being forms of genocide that Bosniaks are faced with under the Dayton regime.
In the forthcoming period the Virtual Museum of Genocide against the Bosniaks will initiate a number of research topics such as Dayton time crimes against Bosniak children in the Republika Srpska and in areas under the dictatorship of the Greater Croatian politics, such as in Jajce let’s say, the aim of which is “forcible transfer of children of one group to another”. Along with economic experts, the Virtual Museum of Genocide plans to launch an extensive research project dealing with the topic of economic and institutional colonisation of Bosniak majority areas by the Greater Croatian politics, which will result in “inflicting on the group (the Bosniaks) conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part”.
A separate research topic, as an introductory subject matter of the “Genocide in Peace” programme, is related to a judicial Dayton prosecution of Bosnian defenders, who defended the genocide victims against even greater peril, which, under the current circumstances, encourages the criminals, and is therefore to be considered “direct and public incitement to commit genocide”.
To this effect, the Virtual Museum of Genocide against the Bosniaks initiated a topic on a scandalous judgement sentencing Fikret Planinčić to 11 years in prison on “war crime” charges, in spite of the fact that he was not present at all at the spot where this wartime tragedy took place, and which in itself has a historical and political potential of the Bosnian “Dreyfus” affair.
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