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International Day of Remembrance of the Srebrenica Genocide in the official UN calendar

International Day of Remembrance of the Srebrenica Genocide in the official UN

The International Day of Remembrance of the Genocide in Srebrenica, July 11, has already been marked on the official calendar on the UN website.

This followed the resolution being adopted by the UN General Assembly on 23 May.

84 countries voted for the Resolution, 19 were against, while 68 abstained.

The official UN calendar lists July 11 as the "International Day of Reflection and Remembrance of the 1995 Srebrenica Genocide".

The resolution refers to facts from the judgments of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the International Court of Justice and domestic courts.

Among other things, it calls for "unreserved condemnation of any denial of the genocide in Srebrenica, as well as actions that glorify those convicted of war crimes, including those responsible for the genocide."

The adoption of the resolution was opposed mostly by Serbia and Russia.

The International Court of Justice in The Hague characterized the crime in Srebrenica as genocide in 2007.

Official Belgrade and the authorities of the Serbian entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republika Srpska, deny the genocide.

Serb forces in this eastern region of Bosnia and Herzegovina killed over 8,000 Bosniak men and boys in July 1995.

For the committed genocide, more than 50 people were sentenced to about 700 years in prison.

Among them are the wartime president of Republika Srpska, Radovan Karadžić, and the commander-in-chief of the then Serbian army, Ratko Mladić./ REL

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