Lecture on Srebrenica Genocide held for young people from Serbia

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Lecture on Srebrenica Genocide held for young people from Serbia

On 11 February 2021, the Mechanism Information Programme for Affected Communities (MIP) held an online lecture for a group of 115 young people from Serbia on the trials regarding the Srebrenica Genocide before the ICTY and the Mechanism. The lecture is supported by the Mechanism, and was organised by the Youth Initiative for Human Rights Serbia, Forum ZFD Serbia and the Independent Journalists’ Association of Vojvodina.

MIP Researcher Nemanja Stjepanović presented a timeline of events that took place during July 1995 in Srebrenica, and provided an overview of the ICTY and Mechanism cases dealing with the crimes committed during this period.

Mr. Stjepanović explained that the ICTY and Mechanism’s judicial findings on genocide and other crimes committed in Srebrenica were based on a vast number of material submitted into evidence, such as documents, maps, photographs and audiovisual recordings related to that period.

Participants also had the opportunity to learn about different tools and techniques for searching the ICTY and Mechanism judicial archives.

The aim of the MIP is to improve the knowledge and understanding of citizens and communities in the countries of the former Yugoslavia about the crimes committed during the conflicts of the 1990s, based on ICTY and Mechanism cases. The MIP is generously supported by the European Union and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.