Global Voices - Srebrenica 20th Anniversary | Institute for War and Peace Reporting
The Srebrenica genocide
“Closure cannot come until there is cultural and social recognition of the events of 20 years ago. Strength is needed to face the past, and justice has to go beyond legal redress.”
IWPR Executive Director
“Through error, misjudgement and an inability to recognise the scope of the evil confronting us, we failed to do our part to help save the people of Srebrenica from the Serb campaign of mass murder.”
UN Secretary general, 1991
From the archives
Thousands attend annual burial ceremony, this year for 409 people finally identified 18 years on.
A few thousand have courageously gone back to the Srebrenica area to rebuild their shattered lives.
Local forensic investigation teams attempt to return victims’ bodies to grieving relatives.
Former prisoner tells how he escaped death at the hands of a Serb execution squad.