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A Citizens' Petition Urging the Government of Canada to Enact Legislation Prohibiting the Denial of the Srebrenica Genocide

Whereas, in July 1995, more than 8,372 Bosniaks in Srebrenica, mainly men and boys, were murdered in cold blood by the Army and Police Forces of Republika Srpska; and

Whereas, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) ruled that the Srebrenica massacre was a genocide, which was not just limited to men, but also included women and children, with the youngest victim being a newborn baby; and

Whereas, Motion M-416, passed in the House of Commons on 19 October 2010, recognized July 11 annually as Srebrenica Remembrance Day in Canada; and

Whereas, Motion M-587, passed in the House of Commons on 24 April 2015, included the Srebrenica genocide, and Srebrenica Remembrance Day as part of “Genocide Remembrance, Condemnation and Awareness Month" every April; and 

Whereas, being mindful of the abovementioned legal rulings, and out of respect for the memory of the victims, it should be illegal to deny the Srebrenica genocide; and

Whereas, in spite of the international legal judgments, as well as the commemorations in Canada and around the world, there are those who continue to deny the Srebrenica genocide, thereby insulting the memory of the victims, inflicting pain and suffering on the survivors of the genocide,  and encouraging the perpetrators;

Therefore, we, the undersigned citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to recognise the act of denial of the Srebrenica genocide as cruel, inhumane, and illegal, and to enact legislation that prohibits the denial of the Srebrenica genocide.