Former forensic investigator, Ron Turnbull’s new book, ‘From the Flying Squad to Investigating War Crimes’ highlights his secondment to The Hague to continue war crime investigations in the Balkans as a UN investigator and Head of the Evidence Unit of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) assisting in the trials of Radovan Karadzic […]
The UK Atrocity Prevention Working Group have asked party leaders for clear commitments during the 2019 General Election to more effective, accountable prevention & protection approaches. Read the full text of the letter below: Dear party leaders, We write as members of the UK Civil Society Atrocity Prevention Working Group and as representatives of organisations […]
Community Engagement and Communications Manager, Hayyan Bhabha spoke with Mike from West Yorkshire’s Christian Radio, Branch FM. They discussed Remembering Srebrenica’s North West Board receiving the prestigious Queens Award for Voluntary Service in August, and why it is important to raise awareness with young people in the UK of what led to the Srebrenica genocide in […]
Councillor Noordad Aziz of Hyndburn Borough Council and Remembering Srebrenica UK’s North West Board member and Community Champion has been a tireless and committed supporter of the charity in the North West. On 16 October 2019, Noordad spoke at neighbouring Burnley Council encouraging councillors to support the work of Remembering Srebrenica UK and to mark the […]
On Monday 21 October, former Minister for Faith, Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth, called on his colleagues to support the work of Remembering Srebrenica UK and its Chairman, Dr Waqar Azmi OBE, in commemorating the Srebrenica genocide’s 25th anniversary next year during the House of Lords debate on the Queen’s Speech after addressing the issues of […]
On 14 October, Gloucestershire held its second ‘We Are One’ Awards ceremony, which recognised the amazing work of everyday upstanders who challenge prejudice, build community cohesion, protect others, counter hate and generally make their communities a better, safer place. Nominees were selected by the good people of Gloucestershire. The gala awards ceremony, organised by Remembering Srebrenica UK’s […]
On Thursday 10 October, the Swedish Academy’s Nobel Committee for Literature awarded Peter Handke the 2019 Nobel Literature Prize and 9m Swedish krona (£786,000), describing his work as “an influential work that with linguistic ingenuity has explored the periphery and the specificity of human experience”. Handke is a well-known supporter of the genocidal regime of Slobodan Milošević and […]
On 1 October 2019, Belfast City Council passed a motion supporting the work of Remembering Srebrenica: “This council continues to stand with those who suffered as a result of the Srebrenica genocide. We will continue to support those who suffered during this shameful time and mark the occasion with a suitable event, which informs the […]
Through the Creative Youth Minds project, YMCA North Staffordshire led a Stoke delegation to Srebrenica to learn about the worst atrocity on European soil since the Second World War. Delegates kept daily blogs which can be read here, and Keele University’s Muslim Chaplain, Rukia Bi gave an extensive interview with Ajmal Hussain for BBC Radio […]
Remembering Srebrenica UK Chairman, Dr Waqar Azmi OBE pays tribute to Lord Paddy Ashdown at the memorial service today at Westminster Abbey. Lord Ashdown was one of the strongest supporters and advocates for Remembering Srebrenica and the Bosnian people. At a time when few were prepared to hear about Bosnia-Herzegovina and its suffering, he repeatedly called […]
On 28 August, Remembering Srebrenica North West Board collected the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, in recognition of using the Lessons from Srebrenica to help create more resilient and inclusive communities in Greater Manchester and the North West of England. North West Board Chair, Elinor Chohan MBE DL, who was appointed Deputy Lieutenant of Greater […]
Ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide, Vice-Chair of Remembering Srebrenica Scotland, Robert McNeil MBE, unveiled three of his paintings in a new exhibition at St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art. The artworks have been recently acquired by Glasgow Museums. ‘Witness’, ‘Subjugation’ and ‘Srebrenica Woman’ tell the story of the worst […]
The rehabilitation of war criminals responsible for the deaths of so many cannot continue. Survivors of genocide throughout Bosnia are still burying their loved ones, while war criminals openly live and are celebrated. #BosnianGenocide
Convicted war criminal Dario Kordic, responsible for Ahmići massacre in which Croatian Forces massacred 116 Bosniak civilians - has just obtained his MA diploma from Catholic Faculty of Theology @SveucilisteZG in #Croatia
Utterly insulting to both theology & science/humanities!
Great @HMD_UK partnership meeting today.
Huge thanks to @OliviaRMW & colleagues for #HMD2021 updates, & facilitating opportunities to hear from so many organisations doing such important & innovative work in these extraordinary times.
This week marks the opening of the Srebrenica-Potočari Memorial Centre where 600 victims of the Bosnian genocide were buried in 2003. Since then the Memorial Centre continues to hold a yearly mass burial and memorialise the genocide as well as its victims and survivors.
Today marks #InternationalPeaceDay. Established in 1981 by unanimous UN resolution, Peace Day provides a shared goal and commitment to a culture of peace. As a charity that works to memorialise the Bosnian Genocide, we remain committed to educating on the importance of peace.