Srebrenica genocide victims'
long fight for justice


An open wound


The Srebrenica genocide marked one of the darkest pages of European history. If we want to write a brighter future, we must remember what happened and promote awareness and education about the Srebrenica genocide, and fight against genocide denial or distortion or falsification of that part of our history. We must acknowledge the suffering of the survivors and of the victims’ families. We must make their struggle for justice our goal.

- Dunja Mijatović, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights

Commemorative video about the Srebrenica genocide produced by Tarik Samarah
In just a few days in July 1995, 8372 Bosniaks, mainly men and boys, were brutally killed in and around the Bosnian city of Srebrenica. Nearly 30 000 women, children and elderly people were forcibly expelled in a massive ethnic cleansing campaign, making this event the biggest war crime to take place in Europe since the end of the Second World War.
In August 2001 the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) concluded that a crime of genocide was committed in Srebrenica. Ever since, the survivors and the victims’ families have been fighting to obtain justice and recognition.
  • fight against impunity

  • genocide denial

  • missing persons

  • reparations

  • education