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At the UN, the resolution for the declaration of the International Day of Remembrance of the Genocide in Srebrenica is discussed

At the UN, the resolution for the declaration of the International Day of

Informal consultations on the draft resolution declaring July 11 as the International Day of Remembrance of the Srebrenica Genocide will be held on April 17 at the United Nations headquarters in New York, the organization's official website said.

The meeting has been convened by the permanent missions of Germany and Rwanda, along with the missions of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chile, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, the Netherlands, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, New Zealand, Slovenia, Turkey and the mission of the United States.

The cabinet of the president of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denis Beqirović, and the member of the Presidency, Zhelko Komšić, announced before holding informal consultations in New York, that both will stay at the UN headquarters on April 17 due to the resolution proposed for Srebrenica in the UN General Assembly.

They added that the proposed resolution will be put on the agenda in early May.

The draft resolution, accessed by Radio Free Europe, calls for the condemnation of any denial of the genocide in Srebrenica and encourages UN members to preserve established facts and develop appropriate programs through their education systems. , in order to prevent revisionism and genocide in the future.

The draft resolution highlights the importance of completing the process of searching and identifying the victims of the genocide in Srebrenica and the possibility of them being buried in a dignified manner.

Also, the proposed resolution calls for the continuation of the legal prosecution of the perpetrators of the genocide.

In 2007, the International Court of Justice characterized the crime in Srebrenica as genocide, in which more than 8,000 Bosniak men and boys were killed in 1995 by the Republika Srpska Army.

So far, more than 50 people have been sentenced to over 700 years in prison for genocide and other crimes committed in Srebrenica./ REL

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