Mark Viner co-ordinated the radiography team assisting the forensic investigations of mass graves in Bosnia for seven years. In that time he helped uncover vital evidence to convict those who perpetrated the atrocities in Srebrenica, but also developed techniques that would help in many other disasters across the world. He returned to Srebrenica to learn more about the context and the people in October 2016 and shares his story here.
Alison Anderson MBE left a young family behind in order to travel out to Bosnia and help with the forensic work to identify victims' bodies from mass graves and collect evidence to convict war criminals. She returned in 2016 to learn more about the country and the survivors of the genocide and wrote this piece for us about it.
Hate rising in UK.
“Surveys show the public view Muslims negatively and as a distinctly different group, and that up to a third hold at least one antisemitic view .. All the convictions for stirring up hatred last year included an anti-Muslim component.”
"The number of hate crimes recorded in England and Wales in 2018/19 soared by more than 10 per cent on the previous year, new official figures show. Of the 103,379 offences recorded by police this year, 76 per cent were race hate crimes."