Dunja Mijatovic, Council of Europe’s Human Rights Commissioner, called for the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) to adopt July 11th as the official day of the memory of the victims of genocide in Srebrenica.
At the opening of the exhibition titled “Srebrenica – a long fight of mothers for justice” in Strasbourg, Mijatovic said that the Council of Europe should officially mark this date in memory of the victims of the 1995 Srebrenica genocide.
She addressed members of the Movement “Mother of the Srebrenica and Zepa Enclave” Munira Subašsic and Kada Hotic.
“You, mothers, call on the Council of Europe to mark July 11 as the official day of the memory of the Srebrenica genocide. I associate your voice. For too long the international community turned its look. It is time to choose the sides and march with you to replace the seeds of hatred with the seeds of justice,” Mijatovic said.
She stressed that many people in Europe and the world do not know that genocide has happened and that some deny it, and it must fight, because it is an insult to the victims and a threat to peace and reconciliation, News Agency Patria reports.