Six members of unit believed to have killed around 800 people from Srebrenica in 1995 have been jailed so far to 157 years.
In four years working as a forensic anthropologist, Esma Alicehajic has taken part in dozens of Srebrenica exhumations, and says she never allows herself to feel emotional while working on a mass grave.
Verdicts on seven members say VRS brigade played key role in slaughter after fall of Srebrenica - executing victims and transporting the bodies to mass graves.
Hague verdicts hold High Command under Ratko Mladic most responsible for the carnage in Srebrenica, along with active participation of Bosian Serb army’s Drina Corps.
Sehida Abdurahmanovic recalls the fate of her extended family following the fall of Srebrenica, when the slaughter of men at the hands of the Bosnian Serb army began.
Following showing of ‘A Town Betrayed’ in Sweden, Hague tribunal’s head of outreach says film contradicts past judgments of the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia.
Bosniaks in Scandinavia have voiced outrage over the airing of “A Town Betrayed”, a film about Srebrenica that challenges generally accepted narratives about the 1995 massacre.
While tens of thousands of music fans headed for the annual EXIT festival near Novi Sad, Valerie Hopkins joined thousands of others on a very different four-day event.
Those responsible for the killings of more than 7,000 men at Srebrenica have so far been sentenced to a total of 476 years in prison, including two life sentences.
The reluctance of women survivors from the town to talk about their own sufferings – and the stigma that still surrounds rape – has allowed a grave crime to go unpunished.
Fifteen years on, the world has yet to define itself clearly in relation to the Srebrenica crime – and unfortunately, this ambiguity encourages Serbia to continue obstructing efforts to rebuild Bosnia.
If the adoption of this text is not followed by concrete actions, starting with Ratko Mladic’s arrest, Serbia’s culture of impunity will not have changed and this is no more than empty words.
Maybe I am the only one, but I believe that no resolution on the genocide in Srebrenica is needed. Not in Serbia, nor in Bosnia nor anywhere else. What we need are trials and facing up to the past – not only on the part of the Balkans but by the whole international community.
Bosnian prosecutors still hesitate at filing indictments for genocide but some rights activists believe this may change once the trial of the former Bosnian Serb leader is over.
Unlike the careful and calculated Milosevic, Karadzic has left a mass of incriminating evidence, which will make it harder to fight the charge of genocide at his Hague trial.
To the media in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the arrest of Radovan Karadzic, indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, ICTY, for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, was a true sensation, and one to be exploited day after day.
In July 1995 Srebrenica was shelled and occupied by the Army of Republic of Srpska,VRS, despite being declared a protected area by the United Nations. More than 7,000 people were killed, the victims of genocide.
Key dates and events in the Bosnia war.
The Bosnian Serb commander’s role in the genocide committed in Srebrenica is described in detail in many indictments and verdicts pronounced before local and international judicial institutions.
Indictments in 1995 and 2000, further amended in 2002 and 2010, charge the former commander of the Republika Srpska Army with genocide and other crimes.
When Mladic ordered his army to bomb the people of Sarajevo until they ‘go insane’, he revealed the murderous intentions that would culminate in the Srebrenica massacre.