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Gravestones of thousands of victims at the Srebrenica genocide memorial (Photo: Benjamin Hennig).

More than 8,000 Bosniaks were massacred during the Srebrenica genocide on 11 July 1995. Young people from the Balkan region reflect on the national commemoration and the fuel for conflict it still carries. Read their insights here! The gravestones of thousands of victims at the Srebrenica genocide memorial.

“Three Hours per Victim” or “The Rape of Serbia”

On the 24th of March 2016 the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) convicted the Bosnian Serb’s wartime-leader Radovan Karadžić on 10 out of 11 accusations of war crimes during the Bosnian war and sentenced him to 40 years of imprisonment. He was found responsible, among other things, for genocide conducted in Srebrenica in 1995, in spite of the presence of the UN...

Gravestones of thousands of victims at the Srebrenica genocide memorial

Words Don’t Matter Anymore

Haris, an Austrian with Bosnian family-roots, shares his view on why remembering the past mistakes is crucial for ensuring a better future. However, observant the current conflicts and humanitarian crises and in spite of the grave war atrocities, humankind clearly still hasn’t learned its lesson.

Many Shades of Remembering

How does Serbia reflect on Srebrenica and its commemoration? What is the public attitude and how are the leading politicians using Srebrenica in their political calculations nowadays? After 20 years of no clear act of reconciliation it is though clear that Serbian as well as Bosnian political leaders need to reconsider their positions, attitudes and approaches.

The Srebrenica-Potočari Memorial and Cemetery for the victims of the 1995 genocide.

We Need to Talk About Srebrenica

We need to talk about Srebrenica. We need to talk about it more often and more loudly, as it seems that people are slow learners. Crimes committed against civilians in numerous states during various conflicts show that humankind continuously fails to learn from history and past mistakes. We need to be reminded of Srebrenica and its tragic lessons and a hope remains that we will slowly know better....