Today, the ICTY launched a dedicated website ‘The Tribunal Remembers: The Srebrenica Genocide’ commemorating the 1995 genocide, four weeks ahead of its twentieth anniversary on 11 July 2015.
Envisaged as a resource for teachers, journalists and the general public, the website provides a wealth of multimedia information for those wishing to learn more about the Srebrenica genocide, its victims and the ICTY’s role in bringing the perpetrators to justice. Users can learn more about the ICTY’s cases which dealt with events in Srebrenica, view testimonies given before the court by Srebrenica citizens and consult key trial statistics brought together in an infographic.
A new video narrating the events that took place during the takeover of Srebrenica as established by the ICTY judgments is premiered on the site. The film traces the final days as the town fell to the forces of the army of the Republika Srpska in July of 1995 and the events that followed. Through witness testimony, excerpts from the judgements and archival footage, the films tells the story of one of the worst atrocities committed on European soil since the end of World War II and the response of international criminal justice.
The ICTY was the first international criminal tribunal to enter convictions for genocide in Europe. In April 2004 the Appeals Chamber of the Tribunal determined for the first time in the proceedings against Radislav Krstić, that genocide was committed in Srebrenica in 1995, with the execution of more than 7,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys following the take-over of the town by Bosnian-Serb troops. In total, 20 individuals have been indicted by the Tribunal in relation to the events in Srebrenica, and to date, proceedings have been completed against 15 accused.