A Collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh

Bosnian Serb officials offer first apology for Srebrenica massacre

[JURIST] The Bosnian Serb government apologized for the first time Wednesday to family members and friends of the roughly 8,000 Muslims killed in the Srebrenica massacre in 1995. The government issued a statement in which it said it "sympathizes with the pain of relatives of the Srebrenica victims and expresses sincere regrets and apologies over the tragedy which has happened to them." A Serb commission report filed with the government and released Monday concluded that the massacre had been planned, the first time such a statement was officially made. Two top Bosnian Serb leaders during the massacre, Radovan Karadzic and Ratko Mladic, have been indicted for war crimes by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, but both remain at large. BBC News has a timeline of the events in Srebrenica. AFP has more.

About Paper Chase

Paper Chase is JURIST's real-time legal news service, powered by a team of 30 law student reporters and editors led by law professor Bernard Hibbitts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. As an educational service, Paper Chase is dedicated to presenting important legal news and materials rapidly, objectively and intelligibly in an accessible format.

© Copyright JURIST Legal News and Research Services, Inc., 2013.