Will The Law Stretch From Srebrenica To Saydnaya?

Robin Lustig | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK
Robin Lustig

Even incorrigible liberals like me need to remind ourselves sometimes that however miserable we might feel about Brexit or Trump, we face nothing a fraction as terrifying as what the Muslims of Srebrenica faced in 1995, or what the people of Syria have been facing for the past six years.

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

Jasminko Halilovic | Posted 04.10.2016 | 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.

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 ...

Serbian Prime Minister Attacked During Srebrenica Massacre Commemoration

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 11.07.2015 | UK

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic was attacked during an event commemorating the Srebrenica slaughter 20 years. As Vucic entered the cemetery...

How Genocide Can Happen on Our Ordinary Streets

Tim Curtis | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK
Tim Curtis

"Bosnia is a beautiful place which is in sharp contrast to the evidence of the conflict which is still very much there. Sarajevo is peppered with bull...

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.

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...

'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...