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Remembering Srebrenica

Published on Thursday, 9th July 2020

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2020 is the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina which saw over 8,000 Muslim men and boys killed by Serbian nationalist forces.

The atrocities continued to the 22nd July 1995. Thousands were displaced and there was widespread sexual violence against Bosniak women.

In 2009 the European Parliament passed a resolution that 11 July should be recognised as the day of commemoration of the Srebrenica genocide all over the EU.

Remembering Srebrenica, funded by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, is a UK charitable initiative that works to raise awareness of the genocide and works in communities across Britain to help them learn the lessons of Srebrenica. The Borough Council commends the work of the charity and the work of those involved in the pursuit of justice for the victims and their surviving relatives, including the International Commission of Missing People (ICMP) and the Mothers of Srebrenica.

To mark the Memorial Day on July 11, the Borough Council will fly the Borough Flag at half-mast.