Very important for B&H and Canada - Rejects any denial of Srebrenica genocide

14. 08. 2018.

Dear Hon. Ambassador Isabelle Poupart,

Today denying the genocide in Srebrenica by the president of the smaller Bosnian-Herzegovinian entity, the Republika Srpska, Milorad Dodik,  has greatly harassed the Canadian - Bosnian Community, many of whom survived the victims of aggression and genocide in B&H. On behalf of our community, I ask you to make a statement in which you will strictly condemn the denial of genocide in Srebrenica.

The Srebrenica genocide was declared an act of genocide by the international Criminal tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and the International Court of Justice and is highlighted at the Canadian Museum of Human Rights which opened in 2014. Motion M-416 passed in the House of Commons on 19 October 2010 recognized July 11 annually as Srebrenica Remembrance Day in Canada. Motion M-587 passed in the House of Commons on 24 April 2015 include the Srebrenica genocide, and Srebrenica Remembrance Day as part of “Genocide Remembrance, Condemnation and Awareness Month“ every April. 

As this was a clear act of genocide, it should be illegal to deny this event ever happened. With human life being so precious, denial of their demise gives justification to the perpetrators of this heinous crime.

Please see the following links

RS President makes his case against 2004 Srebrenica Report

OSCE, US Embassy and OHR statement on Srebrenica Commission

EU rejects any denial of Srebrenica genocide

In the end, I want to inform you about my petition, which has already been accepted by the Canadian Parliament.

On behalf of the Canadian Bosnian community and in the name of many friends of truth and justice in BiH who are familiar with your significant work for our homeland, I sincerely thank you.

Sincerely yours,

Dr. Emir Ramic
Canadian Bosnian Comunity