Zala Pochat Križaj
Zala Pochat is a PhD student in the Department of War Studies. Prior to that she completed a Bachelor of Arts at Sciences Po Paris, a Master of Arts in Criminology at Middlesex University, and a Master of Arts in International Peace and Security at KCL.
Her research focuses on extra-judicial mass killings and reconciliation.
Zala is a member of the War Crimes Research Group.
Thesis title: Mass killings and the strategy of revenge: post-war extra-judicial massacres, war crimes and revisionism
Abstract: In May and June 1945, Kočevski Rog, Slovenia was the site of a series of mass killings. Described as either war crimes against civilians and prisoners of war, or a form of revenge and vicarious justice (Communists against Nazi-collaborators and the collaborationist Home Guard members), a decades-long silence under the Yugoslav regime and the persistent disagreements on the past events generate historical revisionism and challenge efforts at reconciliation. This research investigates reconciliation in contemporary Slovenia following post-war extrajudicial massacres and war crimes, with a focus on the relationships of revenge and justice to reconciliation after atrocities.
Professor James Gow
Professor Rachel Kerr
- War crimes, genocide, crimes against humanity
- Post-conflict justice
- International politics and law