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Srebrenica

Srebrenica Genocide: 19 Years After

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 07.17.2014 | Books
Jasmina Tesanovic

I asked my father, a native from Herzegovina, for a schoolgirl digest version of the good guys beating the bad guys in World War II. And my father told me a terrible story, cruel and heroic with him as an actor.

Srebrenica Forgiveness!!

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 07.11.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Every year we commemorate the genocide, we expect that those who betrayed Srebrenica might this time ask for forgiveness from the survivors. Instead, much of Europe appears inclined to forget Srebrenica and punish all Bosnian & Herzegovinians ("BiH") for reminding it of its collective failure to prevent the genocide.

Can Muslim UN Human Rights Chief Save Humanity From Itself?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 08.18.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The challenge for both Muslims and the international community is to counter the hijacking of the Muslim identity by extremists and also to respond to the victimization of all, including Muslims who are targeted by bigotry as well co-coreligionists.

Peace Is More Than the Absence of War

Diana Jenkins | Posted 06.21.2014 | World
Diana Jenkins

I lived a childhood of peace. I experienced war as a teenager. And as an adult, I see how the aftermath of violent conflict transforms communities. Unfortunately, the death and suffering of war does not end when the last bullet whizzes by.

Fatal Privilege for Serbian War Criminal

Sasa Milosevic | Posted 03.31.2014 | World
Sasa Milosevic

The citizens of Serbia face a very unsettling question. How many war criminals are enjoying various prisoner privileges and freely walking the streets? They reasonably ask: Will the truth be told before they go to God?

My Heroes Are Dying!

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 02.08.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The examples and lessons of the heroes that emerged at the end of the last century are more relevant than ever to the real and projected fears, threats, and challenges facing us in this one.

Netherlands Sets Fresh Course vs. Moscow on Greenpeace Arctic Sunrise Seizure and Arrests

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The Netherlands is in a unique position to assert the rule of law in the case of the Arctic Sunrise, beyond the consideration of the ship's registration. The Netherlands is home to several major international tribunals, including the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.

Court: Netherlands Liable For Deaths Of 3 Bosnian Muslim Men In Srebrenica

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 09.06.2013 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- The Dutch Supreme Court ruled Friday that the Netherlands was liable for the deaths of three Bosnian Muslim men during the 1...

Syria Strike - Symbolic or Conflict Altering?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 10.28.2013 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Intervention, even if limited or "measured" has to calculate the possibilities beyond the initial strike from counterstrikes and further escalation by Assad forces, to the diplomatic response of adversaries and hesitant allies.

Marking the Srebrenica Genocide

Anne C. Richard | Posted 09.17.2013 | World
Anne C. Richard

Munira Subasić, one of the longtime leaders of the group Mothers of Srebrenica and Žepa Enclaves, was burying two small pieces of bone that had belonged to her youngest son -- the only parts of him that have been found and identified using DNA analysis.

Bosnian Women Breach Cordon To Mourn At Massacre Site

AP | AIDA CERKEZ | Posted 07.13.2013 | World

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina -- A group of women broke Saturday through a police cordon and entered a former warehouse in Bosnia to lay flowers where ...

Baby Among 409 Buried On Bosnian Massacre Anniversary

AP | AIDA CERKEZ | Posted 07.11.2013 | World

SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina -- Hava Muhic stood Thursday above the smallest pit in the cemetery, near her husband's grave. It was dug for her baby ...

Bosnia's Alamo -- Srebrenica?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 09.01.2013 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

From the massacre of all its defenders, "Remember the Alamo" became the call to victory. Executing all the defenders of Srebrenica and expelling all its Bosniak residents was the tactic that was intended to also wipe away all of Bosnia & Herzegovina.

In Defense of Samantha Power

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

Those of us who admire all that Samantha Power has already accomplished in the human rights arena and believe her to be an inspired choice as UN ambassador must speak out on her behalf.

"Justice May Be Slow but It Is Inevitable"

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 06.15.2013 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Nikolić's and Jeremić's promotion of historical revisionism that denies genocide and accentuates ethnic chauvinism negates what many in Washington and Brussels may wishfully want to see as a more politically progressive Serbia.

Re-living the Balkan Wars Through Serbian Eyes

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 06.11.2013 | World
Evelyn Leopold

The president of the U.N. General Assembly decided to hold an all day debate on whether international justice promoted reconciliation. But his real purpose was to undermine a war crimes tribunal on the former Yugoslavia because of a perceived bias towards Serbs.

Is UN Failing Syria and the Rule of Law -- Mimicking Bosnia?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 04.28.2013 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

When Kofi Annan last spring assumed the role of UN and Arab League Special Envoy for Syria, the lessons he learned as head of UN Peacekeeping during the Srebrenica genocide should have provided a compass for his new mandate.

UN Court Convicts Serb Officer In Genocide Case

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 02.11.2013 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A U.N. war crimes court convicted a former senior Bosnian Serb army commander Wednesday of genocide for playing a key r...

The Likes of Me

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 01.20.2013 | World
Jasmina Tesanovic

A couple of days ago, the two former members of the Croatian military won a "not guilty" sentence in the Hague international war crime tribunal. I wa...

Forbidden Love Story Sends Message Of Hope

Reuters | Posted 12.11.2012 | World

By Daria Sito-Sucic SREBRENICA, Bosnia, Oct 12 (Reuters) - To an outsider, there may be nothing strange in the love story between Almi...

Bosnians To Bury 520 Srebrenica Genocide Victims

AP | AIDA CERKEZ | Posted 09.09.2012 | World

SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The pain that seared Srebrenica 17 years ago burned fresh Wednesday as tens of thousands of Bosnian Muslims ca...

Justice for Atrocity Victims

Eric Schwartz | Posted 08.28.2012 | World
Eric Schwartz

This week marks the tenth anniversary of the start of world's first global court to prosecute genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity -- widespread and systematic atrocities -- wherever they occur around the world.

Notorious War Crimes Suspect Acquitted On Genocide Charge

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 08.28.2012 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The Yugoslav war crimes tribunal acquitted former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic of one charge of genocide Thursd...

Soldiers Get 142 Years For Srebrenica Massacre

Reuters | Posted 08.15.2012 | World

SARAJEVO, June 15 (Reuters) - Four former Bosnian Serb soldiers were jailed for a total of 142 years on Friday for their roles in the mass execution...

Noam Chomsky Embarrassed by George Monbiot

Ben Cohen | Posted 07.31.2012 | Media
Ben Cohen

I was extremely saddened to see a bad tempered back and forth between two important intellectual figures, Noam Chomsky and George Monbiot, over an article written by Monbiot on the definition of genocide.