The British resolution was meant to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the July 1995 slaughter. Whether Russian Federation uses its veto or abstains in the vote remains to be seen.
David Cameron will announce that his government will spend an extra £1.2m on the commemoration of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre to ensure “the events of that day are not forgotten“.
Hundreds of Bosnians and Britons have attended a memorial service at Westminster Abbey to remember the more than 8,000 Muslim men and boys killed in the Srebrenica massacre 20 years ago.
Muslim forces were continuously committing crimes against Serbs on the territory of the towns of Srebrenica and Bratunac (eastern Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH)) and nobody has been held accountable for them, Milorad Dodik, president of Republika Srpska (RS), a constituent BiH entity, has said. “It is a legal fact”, Rycroft wrote.
Russian Federation had put forward its own draft which Iliichev said was “more reconciling” but the text made no mention of the Srebrenica massacre as an act of genocide.
Mladic’s troops brushed aside the lightly-armed Dutch peacekeepers and loaded thousands of Muslim men and boys onto trucks before executing them in a nearby forest and burying them in mass graves.
The mass killings at Srebrenica have become known as the worst massacre on European soil since World War II.
The panel will include: the Honorable Stephen Rapp, USA Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues, head of the Office of Global Criminal Justice at the USA Department of State; Ambassador Kurt Volker, Executive Director of the McCain Institute for worldwide Leadership and ex- Ambassador to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation; Professor Daniel Serwer, Johns Hopkins University, director of the Conflict Management Program at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced worldwide Studies (SAIS); and Tanya Domi, professor at Columbia University’s School of worldwide and Public Affairs and an affiliate faculty member of the Harriman Institute.
It calls on Ban to foster cooperation between early warning mechanisms for genocide prevention at the United Nations.