Why I Fell In Love With Bosnia And Herzegovina

Janet Newenham | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Janet Newenham

Bosnia and Herzegovina isn't exactly at the top of many bucket lists. In fact most people I know could barely point it out on a map and my Irish friends are only familiar with the name thanks to it popping up in the Eurovision Song Contest every year!

Amid Growing Tensions In The Balkans, A Museum For Peace Is Born

Jasminko Halilovic | Posted 05.10.2017 | UK
Jasminko Halilovic

Today, our hope that the majority chooses exclusively peace is still stronger than our fear of naivete. One war is more than enough for a lifetime, and we hope to provide a peaceful childhood for our offspring. The War Childhood Museum's message comes from a generation that learned this lesson firsthand, and never has it rung truer: peace has no alternative.

Celebrating UN Peacekeepers

Baroness Anelay | Posted 28.05.2017 | UK Politics
Baroness Anelay

There may be obstacles on the way to reaching our peacekeeping goals, but we are more committed and determined than ever to overcome them in order to ensure peacekeeping delivers for the UK and the wider world.

George Clooney Finds Fame 'Suffocating' But He's Using It To Underline A Global Problem

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK

George Clooney has explained that despite finding his fame "suffocating" at times, he believes it could give a voice to those who can't be heard. Spea...

Karadžić's Trial Was a Historic Moment - But for Whose History?

Claudia Hyde | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Claudia Hyde

This week was a historic one in international justice. Over 20 years after the tragic massacre at Srebrenica in which over 8,000 Bosniak men and boys ...

9 Things You Might Not Know About The Man Behind Europe's Worst Atrocity Since WWII

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has been convicted of genocide and nine other charges, and sentenced to 40 years in prison. The Yugoslav w...

Remember Srebrenica? Maybe We All Should

Nick Glynn | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK
Nick Glynn

On the 11 July, Remember Srebrenica. Remember the horrors of a genocide on our doorstep only twenty years ago. Remember that number - 8372. It's still rising. But let's also remember to guard against the rise of the sentiments and language that can so easily turn people to acts of horror that they would never have thought possible.

Brian Eno & Me

David Wilson | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
David Wilson

The Enos became our link to the music world. They set about bringing in tens of thousands of pounds with three fundraisers, "Little Pieces from Big Stars", "Pagan Fun Wear" and "Milestones".

A Bosnian Town Has Been Ordered Not To Fly Islamic State Flags

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK

Bosnian police have ordered the removal of Islamic State flags and emblems from a home in the town of Gornja Maoca in northeastern Bosnia. A photog...

The Government, Glass Houses and British Muslims

Chris Hobbs | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Politics
Chris Hobbs

Make no mistake, moderate British Muslims have been expressing their concerns as to the rise of Islamic extremism in the UK since the 1990's and could well argue that they have already made a significant contribution to curbing the excesses of fanatical, Islamist groups.

Why We Need to Remember Srebrenica

Zarah Sultana | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Zarah Sultana

Next year will be the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide. The British government is funding 750 young Britons to travel to Bosnia and Herzegovina to learn lessons from the Bosnian war and recognise the dangers of what can manifest when racism, religious-hatred and discrimination go unchallenged and ethnic divisions are exploited by political leaders...

Europe Remembers War, But Doesn't Necessarily Learn

Robert Wilton | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK
Robert Wilton

The first days of August 1914 saw a series of declarations of war between the Great Powers of Europe. One hundred years later, the first days of August 2014 saw a series of commemorations, in which allies and enemies came together to acknowledge the sacrifice and devastation of World War One...

Would You Jump Off This Bridge If Someone Paid You?

Ellis Shuman | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ellis Shuman

As we crossed the picturesque bridge in Mostar, a young man in a bathing suit was resting on the rails. He waited patiently, as if he had all the time in the world. All that it would take to get him to dive into the waters of the Neretva River 24 meters below was 25 euros, but the tourists walking across the bridge didn't want to donate money to see his feat.

The Book That Led Me to Bosnia

Ellis Shuman | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ellis Shuman

Well, actually two books. The first - an illuminated Hebrew manuscript from the 15th century. The other - a novel by prize-winning Australian-born author Geraldine Brooks. The two books converged in Sarajevo and I was compelled to visit.

I Couldn't Believe What I Saw Out My Sarajevo Hotel Window

Ellis Shuman | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ellis Shuman

My wife and I arrived in Sarajevo in June, as part of our tour of Bosnia and Herzegovina. We were eager to visit a city rich in history, culture, and religious diversity.

Cyclists on the Ark - Raising Funds for Animals in the Flood Hit Balkans.

Rita Pal | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK
Rita Pal

These floods have made the already dire situation of some animals even more difficult. Stray animals appear to be affected more than other animals. People who had to be evacuated in a rush had to leave their pets and farm animals behind. With the infrastructure damaged and the economy severely affected, the situation was a catastrophic emergency...

The Real Reason England Are Out of The World Cup

Hamish Mackay | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Sport
Hamish Mackay

That countries such as Costa Rica, Colombia, Chile and Mexico have all looked more impressive than England makes the inevitable debate about how we need to change our coaching set up/youth teams/b-teams/academies/facilities all the more embarrassing and redundant.

International Women's Day: Blog From Women for Women International, Bosnia and Herzegovina Graduate

Seida | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

One day we received news that an organization called Women for Women started enrolling women in life skills renewal program. I thought there was nothing to be renewed after all those lives have been lost.

Jessica Elgot

Most Young People Can't Name A Single Genocide Since The Holocaust

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK

More than 80% of young people cannot name a single genocide since the Holocaust, new research has shown. A poll conducted to mark Holocaust Memoria...

Canine Cruelty in Bosnia

Rita Pal | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Rita Pal

On the 20th October 2013, shocking headlinesflashed through the media: "Animals were killed near the police station in Kalinovik and carcasses of animals killed were not removed even a few hours after the commission of the offense." This is just one of many horrific incidents reported by animal welfare groups throughout Bosnia.

Bridging the Gap Between the Rule of Law and It's Application for Women Around the World

Brita Fernandez Schmidt | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK
Brita Fernandez Schmidt

After almost 35 years, it appears the international community is at last understanding that countering discrimination against women in economic spheres is key to fighting poverty. The benefits that are brought by investing in women are evident not only in the confidence that we see in the women that we work with, but also in the impact that it has on their families and their communities.

'A Stark Reminder Of When Hatred Goes Unchecked'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.07.2013 | UK

David Cameron met survivors of the Srebrenica genocide as the Government pledged around £170,000 of funding to help children learn about the Bosnian ...

Remember The Mistakes Of Srebrenica, Hague Warns West

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 11.07.2013 | UK Politics

William Hague has issued a thinly veiled warning to Western leaders, as well as Tory MPs, that they must consider the mistakes that led to the genocid...

The True Legacy of Srebrenica Should Be That Such Violence Is Never Perpetrated Again

William Hague | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Politics
William Hague

Today we mark the anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide and offer our thoughts and prayers to the victims and their families. The events that took place on this day 18 years ago began a chain of events that led to the deaths of over 8,000 men and boys and the forced removal of 30,000 women and girls. The horror and the barbarism perpetrated in and around Srebrenica in the days that followed 11 July evoked the darkest days of the Second World War; days many hoped would never be repeated in Europe.

Can We Save Belarus From The Same Fate As Syria?

Endeavour Press | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK Politics
Endeavour Press

We can only hope and pray for the best in Syria, but perhaps for Belarus we can do something more. The sanctions against South Africa worked. The regime changed. Two decades later Nelson Mandela, 27 years a political prisoner, is now, as he lies in hospital, the hallowed former President and father of the Rainbow Nation South Africa became.