Srebrenica is a town in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was the site of the 1995 massacre of thousands of Bosniaks at the hands of Serb forces led by Ratko Mladic.
Srebrenica is located in the Republika Srpska region of Bosnia and Herzegovina. During the Bosnian War, more than 8,000 Muslim Bosniaks from the town were murdered in July 1995. The incident was determined to be a war crime, and UN Dutchbat forces were criticized for failing to prevent the crime. This page collates DW's content on Srebrenica.
An appeals court in the Netherlands has ruled that Dutch peacekeepers were only partly responsible for about 300 deaths in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. Relatives of the victims had appealed a similar ruling from 2014.
The families of victims of the Srebrenica massacre lost a case at a top European court to hold Dutch officers criminally responsible for their relatives' deaths. But it's not the only court addressing the 1995 atrocity.
The former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic is guilty of genocide in the brutal Srebrenica massacre, a UN war crimes tribunal ruled. Karadzic is the highest-ranking official to be convicted of war crimes in Bosnia.
Republika Srpska is an autonomous part of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It lives off EU funds without adopting EU values and struggles to come to terms with its brutal past. PM Zeljka Cvijanovic is on Conflict Zone this week.