November 22, 2015
Twenty years ago, in the wake of the genocide in Srebrenica and the surrounding areas of the eastern town in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), the Dayton Peace Accords (DPA) ended a war that killed more than 100,000 people, left between 20,000 and 50,000 women victims of sexual violence, and displaced more than two million around the world. Read more
June 17, 2015
The commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide will take place on July 11, 2015, with special sponsors: MP Brian Masse, MP Paul Dewar, MP Irwin Cotler, former MP Borys Wrzesnewskyj, and former MP Rob Oliphant. Read more
June 12, 2015
The recent arrest of the wartime defense commander of Srebrenica Mr. Naser Oric by the Swiss authorities, at the request of the Serbian government prosecutors, is nothing else but a continuation of the Serbian aggression against Bosnia and Hercegovina, and the genocide against the surviving Bosniaks. Let us remind you that Mr. Oric was acquitted of all charges by the International Crimes Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia at The Hague. Like many times in the past, the Serbian state and its political leadership are increasingly returning to the aggressive nationalist policies from the 1990s. Read more
June 1, 2015
Imagine entering “Auschwitz” into an online search engine and finding on the first page of results a site claiming that the gas chambers were a myth. Imagine the confusion of a schoolchild doing a history project if they were to do the same.
Fortunately the thought-experiment is unnecessary. Yes, there are hateful websites like that; but scholarship, testimony and the valiant efforts of bodies like the Holocaust Educational Trust confine the deniers to the fringe. Read more
April 28, 2015
OTTAWA – The Bosnian government is calling on the Canadian Parliament to correct its “mistake” of not including the 1995 Srebrenica massacre during its Friday recognition of 20th century genocides.
A leading Bosnian Muslim organization says it, too, is surprised that the House of Commons did not include the Srebrenica killings during its Friday debate and vote. Read more
August 16, 2013
The Congress of North American Bosniaks (CNAB) welcomes yesterday’s news about the final extradition of Serbian war criminal Aleksandar Cvetkovic by the Israeli government at the request of the government of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Aleksandar Cvetkovic is a Bosnian Serb who moved to Israel in 2006 and is accused of direct involvement in the cold-blooded execution of more than 1,000 Bosniak civilians in the Srebrenica genocide. Read more
July 11, 2013
On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I join the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina today in honoring the memory of those lost in the horrific act of genocide in Srebrenica in July 1995, which stole the lives of over 8,000 innocent people. Read more
June 16, 2013
SARAJEVO, (FENA) – The Congress of North American Bosniaks (CNAB) and Institute for Research of Genocide Canada (IGC) sent an open letter to the Presidency and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA BiH), requesting that Gordan Milinic, former ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Russia and current employee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs BiH is immediately dismissed from duty because, as the letter states, he demeans the integrity of victims and witnesses of aggression against the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the genocide against its citizens. Read more
February 17, 2013
December 13, 2012
On behalf of the survivors and witnesses of the 1992 – 1995 aggression against the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the genocide against the Bosniak people, we welcome the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia’s conviction and sentencing to life imprisonment of former Serb General Zdravko Tolimir for genocide, participation in genocide, extermination, crimes against humanity, and violations of the laws and customs of war. Read more