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Economic, Social and Political Sciences

Demography of Armed Conflict: Challenges of Estimating Human Costs of War Seminar

Social Statistics and Demography
4 March 2011
Room 1009, Building 58 Highfield Campus

For more information regarding this seminar, please telephone Dr Guy Abel on +44 (0)23 8059 7988 or email .

Event details

CPC Seminar Series & Joint Seminar with Social Statistics and Demography Seminar Series

This lecture will introduce the research area of demography of armed conflict to students of social statistics and related subjects. First of all, based on public materials, i.e. publicly filed expert reports, expert testimonies and public ICTY documents, I will briefly review examples of analyses completed at the Demographic Unit in the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague (DU-ICTY). The examples will be related to the 1990s wars in the former Yugoslavia, including Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo.

Secondly, I will also discuss differences between the research conducted for judicial institutions, such as international war crimes tribunals and truth commissions, and that conducted for purely scientific purposes. Finally, key challenges will be addressed of measuring and/or estimating demographic consequences of war.

Speaker information

Ewa Tabeau ,United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), The Hague, Netherlands

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