Ethical Responses to Genocide

David Pettigrew, PhD,
Philosophy Department,
Southern Connecticut State University



A Secondary Mass Grave

(Caution: Images of a secondary mass grave with the remains of the victims in the process of exhumation and identification)

With the formation of the International Criminal Tribunal on the Former Yugoslavia Bosnian Serbs attempted to hide the traces of the murder of more than 8,000 Muslim residents of Srebrenica by moving the remains of the bodies of the victims to secondary and tertiary mass graves. This has made the location, exhumation and identification of the victims a tragically slow process. In the photographs you will see Amor Mašović President for the Commission on Missing Persons in Bosnia and Herzegovina explaining the secondary mass grave and the work of exhumation to participants in the 2007 meeting of the International Association of Gencocide Scholars.







The red dots on this map, displayed at a secondary mass grave near the Potočari Memorial Cemetery, indicate the locations of mass graves that have been discovered across Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Photo by David Pettigrew, July 11, 2007