Montenegro’s Minister of Justice, Human and Minority Rights, Vladimir Leposavic, said he did not deny the suffering of victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacres but only criticised the UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague.
Montenegrin Prime Minister Zdravko Krivokapic asked parliament to approve the dismissal of Minister of Justice, Human and Minority Rights Vladimir Leposavic because he expressed doubt that the 1995 massacres of Bosniaks from Srebrenica were genocide.
The government offered payments to soldiers from the Dutch UN battalion that failed to prevent the massacres of Bosniaks from Srebrenica in 1995, in recognition of the “exceptional circumstances” in which they had to serve.
The top international authority in Bosnia and Herzegovina gave a three-month deadline for the authorities in Bosnia’s Serb-dominated Republika Srpska to annul honours given to Radovan Karadzic and others convicted of war crimes.
The UN court in The Hague rejected a request for early release from former Bosnian Serb Army officer Vujadin Popovic, who is serving a life sentence for the genocide of Bosniaks from Srebrenica in 1995.
The head of the UN court said the final verdict in the trial of former Bosnian Serb military leader Ratko Mladic, who is appealing against his conviction for genocide and other crimes, will be handed down in May.
The memorial centre in Srebrenica and BIRN Bosnia and Herzegovina have set out to film 100 testimonies of surviving witnesses of the 1995 genocide to create an oral history which will become part of a permanent exhibition.
After Facebook banned content that denies the Holocaust, the Institute for Research of Genocide Canada has called on the social network to apply the same policy to the denial of the 1995 Srebrenica genocide.