Lessons from Srebrenica delegates joined Edward Ferguson, Britain’s Ambassador to Bosnia & Herzegovina, in laying a wreath at the Potočari Memorial Centre at Srebrenica on 16 September.
The delegates were part of the latest group to participate in the Lessons from Srebrenicaeducation initiative, and met the ambassador along with several of the Mothers of Srebrenica during their tour of the town and memorial site where many of the 1995 genocide victims are buried.
The group of nine delegates included former Sense and Sensibility actress Myriam Francois-Cerrah, Head of Commissioning (Religion and Ethics) at the BBC Aaqil Ahmed, artist Dr Ahmed Moustafa, and television/radio presenter David Olusoga. They form part of a group who are ideally placed to raise awareness of the Srebrenica genocide through their work in the UK.
During their tour, the group visited the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) in Sarajevo and Tuzla, visited the gallery of acclaimed photojournalist Tarik Samarah, and enjoyed meetings with senior officials, including the office of the Grand Mufti.