Srebrenica is the name of a town synonymous with the conflict which devastated the former Yugoslavia. It is a name which conjures up images of families being torn apart, of people forced onto buses with an unknown destination and of terrified, blindfolded men being led to their deaths, killed methodically solely on the basis of their identity; and of the grieving mothers, wives and sisters left behind.
But alongside the deep and lasting injury inflicted on the Bosnian Muslims of Srebrenica, the town is now emblematic of the resolve of the international community to call the killings committed there by their proper name: genocide. On the occasion of the 20th commemoration of the genocide, the ICTY remembers and pays tribute to those without whom there could have been no justice.
More information: icty.org/srebrenica20