Six. Enacting Justice

  1. Alex Jeffrey

Published Online: 2 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118278789.ch6

The Improvised State

The Improvised State

How to Cite

Jeffrey, A. (2012) Enacting Justice, in The Improvised State, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118278789.ch6

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 10 OCT 2012

Book Series:

  1. RGS-IBG Book Series

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444336993

Online ISBN: 9781118278789



  • the Bosnian state, instruments of transitional justice shaping improvisation;
  • the politics of institution, through the lens of the State CBiH;
  • tension, the ICTY and absence of a Bosnian state court, complex geopolitics;
  • CBiH formation/practices, legitimacy of the new judicial institution;
  • contested geopolitics, and establishment of the CBiH;
  • political opposition to establishment of the Court, mechanisms by CBiH;
  • alternative spaces of justice, promoted through activities;
  • single rule of law in BiH, OHR priority over the preceding decades;
  • corruption/partition of the Bosnian state and creation of a state-level court;
  • CSN, challenging official discourses of transitional justice


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Spaces of Justice

  • Contesting the State

  • Enrolling Civil Society

  • Conclusion