Commemorating the Srebrenica genocide - 20 Years on

Posted on July 08, 2015

Commemorating the Sbrebrenica Genocide 20 years ago
With visitors Mirza and Bronagh Catibusic from the Bosnian-Irish community, Tánaiste Joan Burton, Senator Mary Moran and Rina Bacik outside Leinster House

Commemorating the Srebrenica genocide - 20 Years on

I thank all colleagues who at 1 p.m. today in front of Leinster House joined members of the Bosnian community to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre during the genocide that occurred 20 years ago this July. Also today, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, following representations made to him, has issued a statement officially commemorating the genocide from an Irish perspective. This is in keeping with the European Parliament resolution of 2009 which called on the Council and the Commission to commemorate appropriately the anniversary of the genocide and support the recognition of 11 July across the European Union as a day of commemoration of the Srebrenica massacre. I anticipate that next year, to mark the 21st anniversary, we will have more official events taking place to commemorate the genocide.

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