In July 1995, more than 8,000 Bosnian men and boys were systematically and brutally massacred by Bosnian Serb forces commanded by General Mladić and Serbian paramilitaries.
It was the greatest atrocity on European soil since the Second World War.
The International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia both ruled that the mass execution constituted genocide.
In 2009, the European Parliament declared 11th July the official day of remembrance for the victims of the Srebrenica genocide.
Remembering Srebrenica is a charitable initiative which:
- organises the United Kingdom’s Srebrenica Memorial Day each year;
- runs ‘Lessons from Srebrenica’ visits to Bosnia to learn first-hand about the genocide; and,
- leads year round public awareness campaigns and activities to teach the consequences of hatred
Make a pledge
Our full website is currently being designed. In the meantime, we have launched a ‘make a pledge’ campaign to encourage everyone on the 11th July to ‘stop, think and remember’ the victims of Srebrenica. You could do this by pledging your support here:
If you're planning to do something specific to remember the Srebrenica Genocide e.g. hold a school assembly, a one minute silence, a prayer or a community gathering and would like us to publicise it on our website, then please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org