NEW YORK CITY, July 1st-11th 2015:
Events below are aimed at raising awareness about the worst act of genocide in Europe since World War II, that took place in Srebrenica, the world’s first United Nations “safe area”, as well as wider Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1992-1995.
Case Naser Oric: Zeljko Milicevic's letter to Swiss officials
You knew or should have known that Mr. Naser Orić has been subjected to due process at the ICTY who has found him not guilty of charges.
Congress of North American Bosniaks
July 11, 2015, is commemorated as the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide in which at least 8,372 innocent Bosniak civilians were summarily executed and 30,000 were expelled from their homes in the worst atrocity in Europe since the Holocaust;
(1) affirms that the policies of aggression and ethnic cleansing as implemented by Serb forces in Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1992 to 1995 meet the terms defining the crime of genocide in Article 2 of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide;
Oric, the commander of Bosniak forces in Srebrenica, was arrested at Bern airport in Switzerland on suspicion of committing war crimes against Serbs in the eastern Bosnian town in 1992.
Genocide in Prijedor
The State of Michigan Representatives adopted the House Resolution HR 96 of 2015, proclaiming May 31, 2015 as White Armband Day in the State of Michigan. State Representatives unanimously voted to adopt the Resolution.
The fascist Chetnik ideology resurfaced in Bosnia-Herzegovina during the 1992-1995 war and genocide as Serb forces committed ethnic cleansing and genocide against Bosniak civilians in a renewed effort to form an ethnically cleansed greater Serbian state. This virulent and destructive fascist ideology is still alive and enjoys considerable support among far-right Serbian organizations operating in Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Joint letter to U.S. and Canadian Ambassadors to the U.N. regarding Russian proposal to abolish the Office of the High Representative
The non-Serb citizens within BiH’s smaller entity are afraid to speak freely or practice their faith without fear of being arrested or interrogated as many are targeted on the basis of their ethnic background and arrested without explanation.
These are examples to illustrate that Bosnia's centuries-long interfaith and intercultural legacy remains alive today. The fact that Bosnian Muslims, despite the genocide against them, sought justice instead of revenge and were able to cope and retain their pluralist and open attitude by relying on compassion, knowledge and inclusion should serve as an example for both Europe and the Muslim world. The prejudices and hatred today can only be overcome with compassion, learning and understanding.
Neither Here Nor There
traces a personal journey in the aftermath of the Bosnian War and the complexities of starting over in a new place when ties to the past remain unbreakable. The film follows the interwoven stories of the Selimovic family from Srebrenica, Bosnia. The family resettled in Columbia, Missouri after the fall of the former UN “safe area” during the Srebrenica genocide, where more than 8,000 Bosnians perished.
Vasic was the commander of the Zvornik police headquarters and chief of the Public Security Centre in the town in the summer of 1995, when Bosnian Serb forces killed more than 8,000 Bosniak men and boys. - See more at: http://www.justice-report.com/en/articles/bosnian-serb-mp-s-srebrenica-genocide-trial-opens#sthash.8rPiim7W.dpuf