Heather McRobie

Heather McRobie

Heather McRobie is a DPhil/PhD candidate in Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford, and her research focuses on post-conflict and post-authoritarian transitional justice processes, and the role of constitutions in these processes, in the Balkans and MENA regions. She has recently published papers at the Chr. Michelsen Institute on military trials in Egypt and transitional justice since the 2011 Arab uprisings.

Bosnia is no model for Ukrainian peace

An unfortunate narrative has captured the discourse on the crisis in Ukraine, as political solutions to end the conflict and Russian incursion are sought. Many commentators have ruminated that a ‘Dayton-style solution’ or the ‘Bosnian model’ be implemented in Ukraine as a means to end the violence and embrace decentralized, regional based federalism where Kiev could not impose their will on the ethnic Russians in the east, while maintaining a still ostensibly unified Ukrainian state.

On paper, a Dayton-style...