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Parliament to mark 20th anniversary of Srebrenica massacre 

President Martin Schulz will mark the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre by paying tribute to the victims at the beginning of the session. Over 8,000 Bosniaks were murdered on 11 and 12 July 1995 in what is described by the UN as the worst crime on European soil since the Second World War.

A UN Security Council resolution to mark the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre and reflect on the UN's failure to prevent genocide is currently being drafted by the UK. The resolution is expected to honour the victims of the genocide and all those who suffered during the war. Bosnian Serbs refuse to accept the term genocide to describe the massacre.


The ceremonies commemorating the anniversary will be held on 11 July.

 

Procedure: statement by the President

Debate: Monday, 6 July

Vote: Tuesday, 7 July

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