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Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Bosnia and Herzegovina: Sovereignty (18 Sep 2023)

Leo Docherty: ...eljka Cvijanović, for threating the Dayton Peace Agreement and the integrity of the BiH State. The UK Government works in partnership with a number of BiH civil society organisations, such as the Srebrenica Memorial Centre, in their efforts to promote reconciliation and inter-ethnic dialogue in BiH and across the region. We will continue to support those working for a safe, prosperous and...

Sir David Amess Summer Adjournment (20 Jul 2023)

Bob Stewart: ..., and their loss still haunts me as I was responsible for them, or responsible for where they were. The war, which started in 1991, shortly before I was first there, continued until the massacre of Srebrenica in July 1995 and ended with the Dayton peace accords in 1996. That stopped the fighting and established a triumvirate of uneasy power sharing between the three major sides: Bosnian...

Prime Minister: Engagements (12 Jul 2023)

Bob Stewart: May I remind the Deputy Prime Minister and the House that yesterday was National Remembering Srebrenica Day? May I particularly point out a little-known fact? British soldiers took about 2,000 civilians out of Srebrenica in April 1993. Those British soldiers were from B Squadron 9th/12th Lancers. It is not widely known, but, under my command, they saved a huge number of lives by taking those...

Points of Order (10 Jul 2023)

Anthony Mangnall: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. After a Westminster Hall debate on 4 July, in which the House reasserted its commitment to never forget the genocide of Srebrenica and the need to safeguard the Dayton agreement, I was deeply alarmed to see that my hon. Friend the Member for Rutland and Melton (Alicia Kearns), the Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee, was threatened by the President of...

Srebrenica Memorial Week — [Sir Robert Syms in the Chair] ( 4 Jul 2023)

Yasmin Qureshi: ...him about this subject, he has been an absolutely tremendous supporter. It is fair to say that he was initially the only leader at Prime Minister’s Questions who would commemorate or refer to the Srebrenica genocide. I thank him from the bottom of my heart for all the support and everything he has given to the all-party parliamentary group on Srebrenica. Ever since the fantastic Chair of...

Holocaust Memorial Bill (28 Jun 2023)

Peter Bottomley: ...as Christian—but I am proud to be associated with what they went through, which I know is possibly still happening now around the world, whether that is in Sudan, Rwanda, Burundi, Cambodia or Srebrenica. We are not going to stop holocausts by where our memorial is. It is right that we should have one, but the education side matters. The Holocaust Commission recommended, and the then...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Srebrenica: Genocide (26 Jun 2023)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to promote the commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the genocide at Srebrenica in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Ukrainian Holodomor (25 May 2023)

Pauline Latham: ...historical trauma, is fundamental to national identities. Through my work on the International Development Committee, I have been closely involved in hearings where we analysed the impact of Srebrenica and the importance of its recognition on Bosnian national identity today. I have also visited Rwanda on multiple occasions and have heard the same argument. As the hon. Member for Leeds...

Ukrainian Holodomor and the War in Ukraine ( 7 Mar 2023)

Pauline Latham: ...In my experience of serving on the Select Committee on International Development, I have visited both Rwanda and Bosnia, and have seen the peace processes that followed the Rwanda genocide and the Srebrenica massacre. Those have both been recognised as genocides by the UK Government, and that matters to the people. In any case, the Holodomor is now 90 years ago. Although my local Ukrainian...

Backbench Business: Human Rights and Religious Minorities: Sudan — [Sir Robert Syms in the Chair] (23 Feb 2023)

Jim Shannon: ...Sudan are worryingly similar to those that preceded the genocide in Darfur. It is hard to believe that anyone could hate anybody so much. The International Development Committee’s report “From Srebrenica to a safer tomorrow”, the Truro review and the genocide convention all highlight the need to prevent mass atrocities and genocide when there are credible warning signs. Does the...

Holocaust Memorial Day (26 Jan 2023)

Felicity Buchan: ...to concentration camps, and up to 40,000 more who were brutally mistreated in prison. We also remember the 1.5 million to 2 million murdered in Cambodia; the 8,000 Muslim men and boys murdered in Srebrenica; the 1 million Tutsi murdered in Rwanda; and the 100,000 to 400,000 men, women and children murdered in the ongoing conflict in Darfur, which the hon. Member for West Ham (Ms Brown)...

Russia’s Grand Strategy (19 Jan 2023)

John Howell: ...love for Republika Srpska.” I ask you. Members can judge for themselves what that concerned. We are dealing with some very unpleasant people. The Republika Srpska has the site of the genocide of Srebrenica. We are not allowed to call it a genocide because the Serbians do not like that term being used for it, yet it was a genocide of almost 8,000 Muslim people killed in that area.

International Holocaust Memorial Day - Motion to Take Note (19 Jan 2023)

Lord Shinkwin: ...as Hugo Gryn himself concedes, even until 1943, he and his family, living in the comparative safety of what was then Hungary, were unsuspecting. Now, 80 years later and with the horrors of Pol Pot, Srebrenica, and Xinjiang among others to remind us of how far and how fast we can fall as a species, we have no such excuse. I have heard it said that, “It is terribly sad what happened to the...

International Development Committee (19 Jan 2023)

Sarah Champion: ...to certain parts of the world. The war in Ukraine reminds us that Europe is not immune to these horrors. Worrying tensions have returned to the western Balkans, despite the call to action that the Srebrenica genocide should have provided. Climate change, new technologies and dangers to democracy only threaten to worsen the atrocity risk that the world faces, so do not think such crimes...

West Balkans: Council of Europe — [Caroline Nokes in the Chair] (16 Nov 2022)

Pauline Latham: ...the Council of Europe’s role as a guardian of human rights on the European continent and atrocity prevention. The International Development Committee’s report on preventing atrocities, “From Srebrenica to a safer tomorrow: Preventing future mass atrocities around the world”, highlighted that in addition to a Government strategy on atrocity prevention, multilateral international...

Genocide Determination Bill [HL] - Second Reading (28 Oct 2022)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...to Auschwitz-Birkenau and seen the chilling impact of the Holocaust’s aftermath, and it is important that we remain focused on that. Subsequently, like others, I visited and saw the horrors of Srebrenica. When that horror and holocaust took place, with the annihilation of 8,000 or 9,000 young men and boys, it was during all our lifetimes. Of course, there was also the Rwandan genocide....

Scottish Affairs Committee: NHS PPE Supply Chains: Forced Labour (14 Jul 2022)

Jim Shannon: ...the perpetrators after the event. What is being done to prevent the genocide that is most likely going to occur, if it is not already happening? There was a debate in the main Chamber earlier on Srebrenica. That offers a reminder of the many places across the world where massacres and genocide have been carried out. We always hope that each one will be the last, but unfortunately that is...

Srebrenica (14 Jul 2022)

Yasmin Qureshi: ...problem arises, is probably the best way forward. I thank the Government and the Minister for acknowledging that this is a genuine, pressing issue at this moment in time. Again, I thank Remembering Srebrenica for all the work it has been carrying out, and I thank the UK for being the country in the whole of Europe that has been commemorating the Srebrenica genocide. As always, in so many...


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