President’s statement on the occasion of the Srebrenica genocide anniversary
Today Judge Theodor Meron, President of the ICTY, issued the following statement:
This month marks the nineteenth anniversary of the tragic events at Srebrenica. Today, no one can deny that in the Krstić Appeal Judgement, a unanimous bench of ICTY Judges found that acts committed in Srebrenica constituted genocide. This Judgement, along with other decisions of the Tribunal, is an important contribution to establishing the rule of law in the former Yugoslavia. It is my great hope that members of all communities in the region will use this anniversary as an opportunity to affirm their desire for peace and reconciliation, declaring loudly and clearly that genocide can never again be allowed to occur.