Letter to president Boris Tadic

P R O G L A S I M O    11.  juli    D A N O M    S E Ć A NJ A


G E N O C I D    U    S R E B R  N I C I



Esteemed Mr. President,

We address you as the President of Serbia who can influence key decisions and state policies with his authority:

Emphasizing that the verdict of the International Court of Justice obliges Serbia to clearly distance itself from war crimes;

Reminding you that on January 15th 2009 the European Parliament adopted the Resolution on proclaiming July 11th the Day of Remembrance of the Srebrenica genocide;

Pointing out that, given the expressed political will of Serbian citizens that Serbia should become part of the European Union, this represents an obligation for our authorities;

Expressing firm belief that the respect and recognition of victims of the gravest of crimes and the beginning of building a collective memory which would include all victims of war crimes committed on the territory of the former Yugoslavia represents our collective obligation;

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That you support the demand for July 11th to be recognized and marked in Serbia, as well, as Day of Remembrance of the Srebrenica genocide and its victims.

Belgrade, February 11th 2009

Humanitarian Law Fund
Women in Black
Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia
Center for Advanced Legal Studies
Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights
Youth Initiative for Human Rights

Letter supported by:
Coalition for Tolerance-Against Hate Speech
Belgrade Centre for Human Rights
Open Society Fund
Sandžak Human Rights Committee
Sandžak Intellectual Circle
Queeria Center