A hearing in a war crimes trial was postponed over confusion caused by changes to the criminal code imposed by Bosnia and Herzegovina’s international overseer to ban the denial of genocide and crimes against humanity.
Survivors of the Srebrenica massacres welcomed the decision by Bosnia and Herzegovina’s international overseer to impose legislation to ban the denial of genocide and war crimes, but some Bosnian Serbs vowed to defy it.
Bosnia and Herzegovina’s top international official, High Representative Valentin Inzko, used his power to impose amendments to the country’s criminal code to ban the denial of genocide and the glorification of war criminals.
Robert McNeil was one of the first international experts deployed to gather evidence by examining the bodies of victims of the Srebrenica massacres, and memories of what he saw have haunted him ever since.
A report by a commission funded by the government of Bosnia’s Serb-dominated Republika Srpska entity claims that thousands of Bosniaks from Srebrenica who were killed in July 1995 were active soldiers, not civilians.