This info pack aims to compile existing research on Srebrenica and aggregate relevant data on the casualties of the 1992-95 war in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The takeover of the UN safe zone of Srebrenica by Bosnian Serb forces in July of 1995 was followed by the killing of a large number of Bosnian Muslim civilians, in what has been characterised as the worst ethnic cleansing campaign in Europe since World War II. The fall of Srebrenica and its environs to Bosnian Serb forces in 1995 made a mockery of the international community’s professed commitment to safeguarding regions it had declared as safe zones and placed under UN protection in 1993. Abuses carried out by Bosnian Serb forces in the supposed safe areas included abuses against women, children and the elderly and the deliberate mass killings of men and boys. This info pack aims to compile existing research on Srebrenica and aggregate relevant data on the casualties of the 1992-95 war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This info-pack explores: (i) the historical background of the conflict in eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina, (ii) the offensive against the UN-designated ‘Safe Area’ of Srebrenica and (iii), introducing the systemic and intentional character of violence, as well as institutions of justice.
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