Declare July 11th Srebrenica Genocide Remembrance Day

1/11/2009. Non-governmental human rights organizations from Serbia read out an invitation, in front of the Presidency of the Republic, to the President, Prime Minister and the presidents of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, calling on the National Assembly of Serbia to support the European Parliament Resolution, and pass a decision to designate July 11th 2010 Srebrenica Genocide Remembrance Day.


Dusan Lopušina from the Youth Initiative for Human Rights read the letter to the state authorities of Serbia on behalf of the following human rights non-governmental organization: Women in Black, the Center for Advanced Legal Studies, Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights YUCOM, Humanitarian Law Center, Youth Initiative for Human Rights and the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia.


he signatories of the letter have organized public readings on the 11th of every month since February 2009 because they believe that speaking publicly is the only way to draw the attention of the President of Serbia and the public to this initiative.


Representatives of NGOs reading the letter reminded the responsible representatives of the government to declare  July 11th Srebrenica Genocide Remembrance Day, because it not only stems from the recommendations of the European Union, but also the moral obligation of the state towards the victims, and the judgement of the International Court of Justice.