Jovan Divjak was a Commander of the Territorial Defence in Sarajevo when the war in Bosnia began. In April 1992, he stayed in Sarajevo to be part of the multi-ethnic ABiH, defending the city and its civilians.
Today almost 90 % of the victims of the #Srebrenica genocide have been identified. Irrefutable evidence of their identity also helped secure the rights to justice of many female survivors. ICMP receives voluntary donations for its work.
#DNADay19 20 years ago in 1999 @ICMP made a revolutionary decision to apply the use of forensic genetics to large scale #missingpersons cases following conflict and human rights abuses - the result exceeded our expectations.
Hear @Nigel_Osborne_ ‘s Bosnian Voices -songs of Bosnian children & adults, mostly from Srebrenica
& its region about their lives; Affirmation of the women’s dignity
& resilience; Children, who in spite of everything, have not forgotten who they are.
Our theme of 'Bridging the Divide: Confronting Hate' will shine a light on the stories of people who have dedicated themselves to challenging those who wish to sow division, such as the pupils of Jajce who fought against the system of ethnic segregation in their school.
Our thoughts are with all those who have been affected by the tragic events in Sri Lanka. These reprehensible acts, committed by those who are driven by hatred, aim to create fear & division in communities. We must stand together in solidarity & show that they will never succeed.