House and Senate Resolutions on Srebrenica Pass by Overwhelming
Center for Balkan Development thanks all those who made calls
to Congress in support of these resolutions and congratulates
the House and Senate sponsors, the Congress of North American
Bosniaks, and the Coalition for International Justice for
spearheading this effort.
Chris Smith (R-NJ), Co-Chairman of the U.S. Helsinki Commission,
and Rep. Ben Cardin (D-MD), Commission Ranking Member, praised
the Congress for passage of House Resolution 199, expressing
the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the July
1995 Srebrenica Massacre.
Srebrenica involved the bloodiest atrocities in Europe since
the end of the Second World War, and we cannot forget what
happened,” said Smith. “The fact that the Serbian
regime of Slobodan Milosevic backed this brutal act of ethnic
cleansing should be a warning to the whole world that even
at the end of a bloody century, evil men are still doing evil
things and the free world must be on watch and prepared to
When you look at the Genocide Convention, and when you hear
what happened in Srebrenica ten years ago, you can only agree
with the Appeals Chamber at the International Criminal Tribunal
for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) that what happened was genocide,”
added Rep. Cardin.
House Resolution passed 370 - YES votes, 1 - NO vote, and
62 - ABSENT
here for release from the Congress of North American Bosniaks.
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here for Senate Resolution 134. (PDF)