Glorification of war crimes, convicted war criminals triggering anxiety, tensions in communities, says UN rights office.
Police harassed Serb activists for protesting against one of the country's most notorious war-criminals Ratko Mladic.
Milorad Dodik, the Serbian member of the tripartite presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, is bringing wood to the fire of ethnic divisions, which can push the country back to its violent past.
Twenty-six years after they were brutally murdered, 16 men, two teenage boys, and a woman are laid to rest at Potocari memorial in Srebrenica, joining more than 6,600 other genocide victims already reburied there.
The July 11, 1995 execution of more than 8,000 Muslim men and boys is the only declared genocide in Europe since World War II.
Despite being convicted of war crimes, the “butcher of Bosnia” continues to be celebrated as a war hero by officials and youth in Serbia and beyond.
Bosnia and Herzegovina mark the 24th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide in which over 8,000 Bosnian Muslims – mostly men and boys – were killed.
Former Bosniak commander Naser Oric was on trial in Sarajevo on charges that he killed three Serb prisoners while defending Srebrenica from Serb attacks during the 1992-1995 war.
The United Nations has failed to prevent war and fulfill peacekeeping duties many times throughout its history. Millions of people around the world have been killed and displaced since the UN was founded in 1945.
Ratko Mladic, former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic and ex-Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic are accused of forming a "joint criminal enterprise" to create a Greater Serbia by ridding the territory of Bosnian Muslims and non-Serbs.
In 1993, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia was formed in the wake of the massacres in Prijedor. It was to hold those most responsible for the violence in the region to account. Yet many are dubious about its achievements.
Even as the Serbian president says his country should look to the future after Ratko Mladic's conviction, many Serb war veterans say their former commander didn't deserve to be punished.
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