A wound in European history - 10 years on | Den norske Helsingforskomité

A wound in European history - 10 years on

(19/04-2005) The massacres in Srebrenica constitute the first genocide in Europe to be recognised by an international legal mechanism since World War II.

They created a lasting wound in the history of the Balkans, of Europe and the World at large.The failure of international peacekeepers to protect eventually brought down a Dutch government. Some of the main perpetrators have been tried by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). Domestic courts will deal with other cases. Still there are many issues of guilt, reparation and reconciliation that have to be confronted. The upcoming seminar aims to take stock of these issues and point to ways in which consequences of the massacres may be dealt