Students of Faculty of Law visited Srebrenica
 

Students of Faculty of Law visited Srebrenica

On Thursday, May 10th, 2018 Students of the Faculty of Law at the International University of Sarajevo visited the place where the genocide took place in the Srebrenica area in 1995, for which seven people so far, have been convicted before the Hague Tribunal. Prof. Dr. Dževad Mahmutović from the Faculty of Law, accompanied by Senior Assistant Mirza Ljubović, M.A., organized an extremely important tour of the place of the greatest and most horrible suffering of Bosniaks in European modern history since the Second World War.

During the whole trip to Srebrenica, Prof. Dr. Dzevad Mahmutovic gave lectures to students and introduced students to very rare data about the suffering of Bosniaks in Podrinje and beyond. The tour was started at the Susica camp near Vlasenica, through which over 8,000 people passed through 1992. Considering that in this camp, besides Vlasenica, civilians from the central Podrinje were detained, the number of victims was never precisely determined. There were usually 400-500 civilians in the camp, who were killed or transferred to the Serbian concentration camp in Batkovic after torture and ill-treatment. It is assumed that around 1,600 people were killed in the Sušica concentration camp. 

After visiting the Susica camp, the students went to the Memorial Complex and the Martyrs’ Cemetery Veljaci in Bratunac. From this place, Prof. Dr. Dzevad Mahmutovic drew attention to the process of identification of the missing and the need to speed it up. Not long after visiting the place of the Bosniak victims in Bratunac, students went to Potocari Memorial Centre, where victims of genocide in Srebrenica found their last death. A particularly important moment for students was the visit to the Battery Factory and the Memorial Room or the "Black Room", located within the same factory, where students could interactively testify to the ill-treatment of victims of genocide and remember that this "museum" of a crude should be a place of remembrance for all victims of genocide and that no one else should ever repeat what happened in Srebrenica, but at the same time this should be the place of warning.

 

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