Srebrenica Remembrance Day

11 July is the 17th Anniversary of the genocide in Srebrenica, when around 8 000 Muslim men and boys were killed by Bosnian-Serb forces. Still after 17 years, a lot of things remain to be done in order to deliver justice for the victims of the Srebrenica genocide and their families.

This year, 520 bodies will be buried in Potocari memorial, while the trial against Ratko Mladic, the former commander of the Bosnian-Serb army started on Monday.

Together with Youth Initiative for Human Rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Civil Rights Defenders has created Srebrenica Mapping Genocide, a set of educational material about the genocide that aims at increase the awareness and foster conditions for further dealing with the recent past in the region.

- We hope that this project will contribute to increased knowledge, continued research and a memory of the genocide committed in Srebrenica, said Goran Miletic, Programme Director at Civil Rights Defenders.

Srebrenica Mapping Genocide consists of printed, online and DVD versions of documentary maps of actions and detailed information around the events that led to the genocide. It also includes concrete information about the crime, gathered through an intensive research process.

Civil Rights Defenders also supports the RECOM initiative by more than 1800 non-governmental organisations, associations, and individuals who lobby for the establishment of a Regional Commission that would seek to uncover the truth about war crimes committed in the former Yugoslavia in the period from 1991 to 2001.

Categories: Achievements.
Tags: Ratko Mladic and Srebrenica.
Regions: Western Balkans.