Bulgaria is a co-sponsor of the Srebrenica Genocide Resolution

Bulgaria is a co-sponsor of the resolution on the genocide in Srebrenica, which will be considered by the UN General Assembly on 23 May, BGNES reported.

If the Resolution is adopted, 11 July will be declared International Day of Commemoration of the Victims of the Genocide. The document condemns the denial of genocide and the glorification of war criminals.

The resolution was initiated by Germany and Rwanda. The co-sponsors are Albania, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina /BiH/, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, the Netherlands, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Liechtenstein , Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, New Zealand, Poland, North Macedonia, Slovenia, Sweden, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States and Vanuatu, according to the draft document published on the UN website.

The draft resolution recalls the verdicts of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague and the International Court of Justice, which qualified the crime in Srebrenica as genocide.

The text underlines the responsibility of States to end impunity for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and other violations of international humanitarian and human rights law. States are called upon to prosecute those responsible for such acts in order to avoid their recurrence and to achieve sustainable peace, justice, truth and reconciliation.

BGNES recalls that the Srebrenica massacre was the largest on the European continent since the Second World War (WWII). In the summer of 1995, in the protected enclave, Bosnian Serb forces commanded by Radko Mladic massacred thousands of Bosnian Muslims within hours. So far, the bodies of nearly 8 800 of them have been identified and buried in Potocari near Srebrenica. In 2025 it will be 30 years since the bloody massacre. /BGNES