Srebrenica

'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.

Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of Halabja and Kurdish Genocide in Iraq Shows We Must Move From 'Never Again' to 'Always Prevent'

John Slinger | Posted 23.05.2013 | UK Politics
John Slinger

While many of the world's governments want to prevent genocide, they almost never act to achieve this aim. This despite most being signatories to the UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide which is explicitly designed to compel them to do just that.

Dr Karadzic Doesn't Like Me, He Blames the Messenger

Penny Marshall | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK
Penny Marshall

It's not the first time and I'm sure it won't be the last time that Dr Karadzic mentions me in the dock.

'I Should Be Rewarded'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.10.2012 | UK

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has claimed he should be "rewarded" instead of being charged over the Bosnian conflict, as he defended him...

The Cry of Srebrenica: Is Europe Listening?

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 17.09.2012 | UK
Muhammad Abdul Bari

Last Wednesday on 11 July, I was in Srebrenica for the very first time. The above is the main prayer that I heard from the outgoing Grand Mufti of Bosnia and Herzegovina Dr Mustafa Ceric in this year's commemoration of the Srebrenica Genocide in 1995. His sermon in front of grieving families and tens of thousands of people at Potocari Memorial Park was about rebuilding Bosnia and rekindling hope. The Srebrenica Genocide was Europe's largest massacre since World War II.

Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict

William Hague | Posted 29.07.2012 | UK Politics
William Hague

When we think of armed conflicts, we think of battlefields, of soldiers in arms, of trenches and tanks. But wars tragically are also about civilians, particularly women and children, caught on the margins of the battlefield yet at the centre of warfare.

It's Time the Left Apologised for Its Denial of the Srebrenica Massacre

James Bloodworth | Posted 17.07.2012 | UK Politics
James Bloodworth

Bosnian Serb army commander Ratko Mladic intended to "ethnically cleanse" Bosnia, the opening day of his war crimes trial at the Hague heard yesterday.

The Week That Was: A Tragedy Continues

Carla Buzasi | Posted 03.05.2012 | UK
Carla Buzasi

A lot has been written about the human catastrophe currently unfolding in Syria, horrific photos assail us daily, politicians drop sound-bites condemning the violence, but in a few heart-felt sentences the injured photographer Paul Conroy eloquently and dramatically cut through it all. "It's not a war," he insisted. "It's a massacre." Speaking from the safety of his hospital bed in London, having been smuggled from Homs to Lebanon earlier in the week by Syrian rebels, Conroy pleaded with the world to act now or regret forever the atrocities being committed...

Injured Journalist: Act Now To Stop A Massacre Beyond Measure

Posted 02.03.2012 | UK

A British journalist injured in Syria has urged the world to help the people of Homs to prevent a "massacre beyond measure." Speaking to Sky News f...

Tasting the Memories of the Land of Blood and Honey

Charlotte Eagar | Posted 25.03.2012 | UK Entertainment
Charlotte Eagar

Strange that in an industry so hungry for stories, it's taken someone of Angelina Jolie's stature to get a film about Bosnia off the ground. It doesn't matter how much real human drama and tragedy stalked its mountains, there's a perception in Hollywood that films about Bosnia don't make money. Too complicated, they say, three sides.

Iraq's License to Kill

Abbas Rezai | Posted 03.01.2012 | Home
Abbas Rezai

Have you ever heard of someone be given an official deadline to be killed? Imagine you are sitting in your home and you are told by the government: in less than two months we will attack and kill you. And you have nowhere to go. That's exactly what seems to be happening with the 3400 inhabitants of Camp Ashraf, an Iranian opposition camp 60 miles northeast of Baghdad.

Bodies Reburied On Srebrenica Anniversary

Daily Telegraph | Posted 10.09.2011 | UK

Families of around 8,000 Muslims victims of the massacre were heading to the vast cemetery where more than 4,000 white grave stones dot the grounds an...