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About Christophe Solioz
Former chair of the Swiss Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly (until 1997), initiator of the Association Bosnia and Herzegovina 2005 (2003–2005), and founder and Secretary-General of the Centre for European Integration Strategies (2005–2014), Christophe Solioz has written for Libération, Le Monde, Oslobodjenje, Der Standard, Die Presse, Le Temps, Le Courrier des Pays de l’Est, SEER and Südosteuropa Mitteilungen. He authored: L’après-guerre dans les Balkans (Paris: Karthala, 2003), Turning Points in Post-War Bosnia (Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2005; 2nd ed. 2007) and Retour aux Balkans. Essais d’engagement 1922–2010 (Paris: L’Harmattan, 2010). Currently author and political commentator, philosophy and German literature professor at the Collège de Genève, he is co-director—with Wolfgang Petritsch—of the series Southeast European Integration Perspectives at the Nomos publishing house. Homepage: www.christophesolioz.ch
Articles by Christophe Solioz
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No to TTIP
In 2050 the justice gap—the divide between national sovereignty and international responsibility, between the political and the judicial—is being mastered and closed.
Carla Del Ponte’s fight against impunity between 1999 and 2007 contributed to the setting of new standards that were adopted and enhanced by the international community.
Criminal violence significantly reduced and, above all, the victims of massive crimes and genocide saw justice done. The willpower to break the circle of impunity is strongly anchored and makes the world in 2050 different, better, than it was before.
Copyright / Hélène Tobler. Carla Del Ponte at the theatre La Comédie de Genève on 4 April 2011
Are the Western Balkans ever going to be part of Europe? Christophe Solioz reviews the situation since the Thessaloniki Summit of 2003