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Commentary: Picking The EU For The Nobel Peace Prize Was Wrong

Today, the European Union was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for it's contribution to the advancement of "peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe."

Tanya Domi, an adjunct professor at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, clearly disagreed with the Nobel Committee's decision. Domi served in the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1996-2000. The following was posted on her Facebook page shortly after the award was announced.

It is reprinted here, unedited, with the author's permission (read the original post).


"The Nobel Committee in Oslo must be inhaling a hallucinogenic drug this morning by awarding the Peace Prize to the EU? An unbelievably dismissive award in light of the tremendous suffering of people living in the Balkans who experienced horrible war during the 1990s on the European continent.
The EU was feckless in its inability to stop these wars. As I recall three wars: 1991 in Croatia; 1992-1995 in Bosnia and Herzegovina and 1999 in Kosovo. I recall concentration camps, rape camps, a massive genocide in Srebrenica where 8,000 Muslim men and boys were executed and buried and reburied in open graves in Eastern Bosnia.
It is estimated that 20,000 to 50,000 women were raped during the Bosnia war. I am guessing the Nobel Committee overlooked the trial transcripts sitting in The Hague, located within the EU boundaries. Shocking announcement from Oslo today. Peace? Tell that to the EU as Bosnia twills in descent as we speak. There will be no peace without justice. Can the Nobel Committee address this last point with respect to Bosnia in particular?"