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.
The dehumanizing political discourse in Bosnia increases the fear of a potential repetition of the crimes of the 1990s, the UN General Secretary’s special advisor on the prevention of genocide, Alice Wairimu Nderitu, tells BIRN.
Accepting that genocide was committed against Bosniaks from Srebrenica in July 1995 is necessary if there is to be meaningful post-war reconciliation, the new head of the UN court in The Hague, Graciela Gatti Santana, tells BIRN.
Thousands of Bosniak men walked 100 kilometres across harsh terrain to escape being massacred by Bosnian Serb forces after the fall of Srebrenica in July 1995 - but there were also women and children fleeing with them, suffering the same terrors.