Some of the remains of people killed in the July 1995 genocide haven’t been unidentified and remain in storage. A new repository is being built at the Srebrenica Memorial Centre to finally give them a dignified resting place.
The absence of legal consequences, minimal accountability from social media platforms, and their reluctance to remove harmful content have made genocide denial and the glorification of war criminals a part of internet pop culture, according to Internet Governance Forum panel discussion in Sarajevo.
Ratko Vujovic, Milovan Ognjenovic, Vitomir Pepic, Ljubomir Vlacic and Zeljko Dupljan, all former Bosnian Serb Army officers or soldiers, were arrested this week on suspicion of involvement in the mass killings of Bosniaks in 1995
For a third year running, staff at the Srebrenica Memorial Centre have been filming stories about the lives of residents of Srebrenica before and during the war, as well as their experiences of surviving the genocide. With stories filmed over the past year included, testimonials by 500 victims have so far been permanently preserved in the Memorial Centre’s archive.
Since the Netherlands started offering compensation to relatives of certain Srebrenica genocide victims because Dutch peacekeeping troops failed to protect them, millions of euros have been paid out but several thousand applications are pending.
In 2022, the Bosnian prosecution charged 60 people with war crimes, although ten of them are outside the country so can’t be brought to trial – a problem that the new chief prosecutor has promised to tackle.
More than 15,000 people have signed a petition to stop premieres in European cities of Boris Malagurski’s controversial documentary film about the Bosnian Serbs, claiming that it distorts the facts about the Srebrenica genocide.