Srebrenica

FROM THE FIELD: A genocide timeline; Srebrenica massacre remembered

Survivors of a massacre of mainly Muslims in the former Yugoslavia, and people associated with the perpetrators of what has become known as the Srebrenica genocide, have been telling their stories in a new exhibition by the United Nations, released 26 years after the events took place.

UN chief underscores need for reconciliation 25 years after Srebrenica genocide

Twenty-five years after the Srebrenica genocide, peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina remains fragile, underscoring the need for true reconciliation in the region, the UN Secretary-General said on Thursday in a video message marking the anniversary of the worst atrocity crime in Europe, since the Second World War.

‘Step backwards’ for Bosnia’s autonomous Serb region as assembly reneges on Srebrenica genocide report

The Republika Srpska National Assembly in Bosnia and Herzegovina drew concern from the top United Nations expert on the Prevention of Genocide on Thursday, over its decision this week to revoke its endorsement of the 2004 Srebrenica Commission Report acknowledging genocide during the Bosnian war of the 1990s.

Karadžić verdict sends signal “no one is above the law”: UN official

The verdict against former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadžić has sent a clear signal that no one in the world is above the law.

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Srebrenica genocide: Remember the victims, recommit to peace

The 8,000 Muslim men and boys who were killed in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica in July 1995 have been remembered at a commemorative event at UN Headquarters on Wednesday.

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World must learn from Srebrenica massacre, stop bloodshed in Syria – Ban

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today paid his respects to the victims of Srebrenica and called on the world to learn the lessons from the 1995 massacre and stop the ongoing bloodshed in Syria.

UN chief stresses accountability at event marking Srebrenica massacre

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed the need to ensure accountability for those involved in the massacre of Muslim men and boys 15 years ago by Bosnian Serb forces after they took over Srebrenica, which was declared a safe haven by the Security Council.

Srebrenica: traditional Bosnian coffee ritual honours massacre victims at UN

Some 1,700 small white cups containing freshly brewed coffee stand on a bed of soil in the Visitors’ Lobby of United Nations Headquarters in New York this week, a poignant memorial to the thousands of Bosnians slaughtered in the Security Council-proclaimed “safe area” of Srebrenica exactly 10 years ago.

UN officials commemorate 10th anniversary of Srebrenica massacre

Commemorating the sombre 10th anniversary of the fall of Srebrenica – Europe's worst massacre since World War II – senior United Nations officials today vowed to “continue the fight…to secure a full and proper reckoning” for the families of some 8,000 Muslims killed by the Bosnian Serb forces who overran the town designated by the Security Council as a "safe area."

Top UN official to visit Srebrenica on 10th anniversary of massacre

As part of the United Nations commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the fall of Srebrenica, Mark Malloch Brown, Secretary-General Kofi Annan's Chief of Staff, next week will head to the town that was the site of a massacre of Muslim men and boys by Bosnian Serb forces after they took over the town designated by the Security Council as a "safe area."