Jeremy Hunt, the Foreign Secretary, has issued a statement commemorating the 24th anniversary since the Srebrenica massacre. During the massacre, one of the worst which had taken place since the Second World War, over 8,000 Bosniaks were killed, mostly men and boys.
Hunt said in a statement:
“On this day, 24 years since the Srebrenica massacre, we must honour those who died, their families and their communities, whose lives were cruelly and irreversibly changed.
It is vital that we continue to counter and condemn any efforts to negate the atrocity which took place in Srebrenica.
The UK remains committed to helping the region overcome the legacy of past conflict and to build a more peaceful, prosperous and stable future for all. That must include striving for justice for the victims.
The UK fully supports the work of the IRMCT (International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals) and other organisations in seeking justice, supporting survivors, and aiming to find and identify those still missing as a result of conflict in the region. This year’s historic judgment to strengthen the sentence handed to Karadžić is a just and important reminder that there will be no impunity for those who commit such horrific crimes.”