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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB 0099 KCLMA Gow, James
GOW, James
chiefly 1990-2005
Level of description
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
116 boxes and 8 outsize boxes


Name of creator(s)

Gow | James | Professor of International Peace and Security

Administrative / Biographical history

Joined King’s College London 1990; principal investigator, EC-funded projects on security and democracy in Central and Eastern Europe, 1991-1997; expert advisor and expert witness, Office of the Prosecutor, United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia, 1994-1998; expert advisor to the UK Secretary of State for Defence during the 1997-1998 Strategic Defence review; consultant, 2010 Strategic Defence and Security review.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Placed in the Centre by Professor Gow, 2014.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers, chiefly 1990-2005, relating to civil war in the former Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia, and the resulting war crimes trials at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY).  Collection includes: press briefings issued by the United Nations (UN) Peace Force, 1992-1995; issues of the Bosnian daily newspaper, Oslobodenje, 1992-1996; videotapes and audio cassette tapes of news coverage of the conflict; background information including reports, press cuttings and UN briefings for ICTY cases; correspondence, reports and court papers relating to legal claims by shipping firms against shipyards in former Yugoslavia; draft articles, background information and press briefings relating to international peacekeeping.

System of arrangement

The original order has broadly been maintained.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Some material may only be made open for consultation with the prior consent of Professor Gow.  Such material will be open in the Archives Reading Room only, subject to signature of a Reader Undertaking form and appropriate provision of two forms of identification.

Audio-visual material should be requested at least two weeks in advance.

PLEASE NOTE: this collection is presently unavailable until early 2018, due to building repair work.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies from the collection may be supplied for research use only.  Requests to publish original material should be submitted to Archives Services.

Language/scripts of material
English, Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian, Serbo-Croat
Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Paper files, VHS videotapes and audio cassette tapes

Finding aids

This summary guide, and a box list available in the Archives Reading Room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals
Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives
Related units of description

See also the Brook Lapping Death of Yugoslavia collection

Description control

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

Date(s) of descriptions


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