Date of Award
Dayton Peace Accords, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Time
Time is a key component of the mediation process. The amount of time that goes into the process of peace negotiations is just as important as the agreement itself. A successful peace agreement can only be achieved when it is not being rushed. If the implementation of a peace agreement is being rushed by any party involved in the talks, it only increases the possibility that important aspects of the democratic state building process are going to be overlooked. When they are overlooked, the road back to a functioning democracy will be an exceptionally long one. The events that took place in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in a short three year span, from 1992-1995 are the cause for a non-democratic functioning society today.
Osmanovic, Mirnes, "The importance of time during Peace Negotiations: The Case of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Dayton Peace Accords" (2015). CUNY Academic Works.