The Srebrenica massacre, 20 years on
A Panel Discussion hosted by the Asia Pacific Centre for R2P
July 2015 marks 20 years since the fall of the UN-declared safe area of Srebrenica, which led to the mass murder of more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslims by Bosnian Serb troops over four days in July 1995. The massacre marked the single greatest atrocity committed in Europe since the Second World War, and has since been declared an act of genocide by the war crimes tribunal for former Yugoslavia in The Hague.
The Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect has organized this panel to commemorate the Srebrenica genocide and pay tribute to its victims. Panellists will discuss events that led to the massacre, and lessons the UN and Member States have drawn from this tragedy to strengthen the UN’s capacity to prevent atrocities and protect civilians under threat.
Monday 13 July, 4:30 pm
Terrace Room, Level 6, Sir Llew Edwards Building (Building #14) The University of Queensland - St Lucia Campus
- Professor Alex Bellamy is Director of the Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect and Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at The University of Queensland
- Professor Jason Ralph is a Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellow and Professor of International Relations at the University of Leeds
- Sarah Teitt is Deputy Director and Researcher at the Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect
- Dr Phil Orchard is the Research Director and Program Leader on Doctrine, Concepts, and Inter-Agency Coordination at the Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect