Human rights organizations from Serbia strongly support the adoption of a United Nations resolution designating July 11th as the “International Day of Reflection and Remembrance of the Srebrenica Genocide.” 

The facts about the Srebrenica genocide and its legal characterization have been determined beyond reasonable doubt by the judgments of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals. 

The first judgment for genocide in Srebrenica was delivered to the Commander of the Drina Corps of the Army of Republika Srpska, Radislav Krstić, in April 2004. The then-president of Republika Srpska, Radovan Karadžić, and the wartime commander of the Army of Republika Srpska, Ratko Mladić, who were sentenced to life imprisonment, have also been convicted of genocide, along with Vujadin Popović, Ljubiša Beara, Drago Nikolić and  Zdravko Tolimir.

We call on the Government and the President of the Republic of Serbia to support the declaration of July 11th as the „International Day of Reflection and Remembrance of the Srebrenica Genocide“, and to stop with the practice of glorifying convicted war criminals, while denying the crimes, victims, and judgments of international courts. In this way, Serbia would make a decisive step towards reconciliation in the region.

Humanitarian Law Center
Women in Black Serbia
Impuls Tutin
Independent Journalists’ Association of Vojvodina
Youth Initiative for Human Rights (YIHR)
Heartefact Fund
Civic Initiatives
Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights (YUCOM)
Sandžak Committee for the Protection of Human Rights and Freedoms
The Belgrade Centre for Security Policy (BCSP)
Autonomous Women’s Centre
The Center for Cultural Decontamination (CZKD)
Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia