The 2022 Srebrenica Genocide Denial Report is based on monitoring and analysis of the instances of genocide denial between May 2021 and May 2022. The report utilizes quantitative methods for the collection of data available in the media. Following the content and narrative analysis of this data, the report offers recommendations for various actors and sectors of society to combat genocide denial.
The findings of the report suggest that denial of the Srebrenica genocide and glorification of war crimes and criminals remains ubiquitous in both Bosnia and Herzegovina and the region, and that the prevalence of these practices has in fact increased in comparison to the 2020-2021 reporting period.
Using quantitative analysis, 693 acts of genocide denial were identified in the public and media space in BiH and neighboring countries during this reporting period. According to the analysis, most of these instances occurred in the Republic of Serbia (476), followed by Bosnia and Herzegovina (176, of which 175 occurred in the entity of the Republika Srpska), and then Montenegro (27). Notably, two (2) instances of denial were also recorded in the Republic of Croatia. Denial of the Srebrenica genocide most commonly manifests in three forms: disputing the number and identity of the victims; international conspiracy theories and questioning the credibility of the courts; and triumphalism and nationalist historical revisionism. The majority of instances are active denials of the genocide, which include explicit claims that genocide was not committed; “alternative histories” and conspiracy theories that present completely fictitious explanations for the judicially established facts about genocide; attempts to silence or prevent fact-based public discussion of the genocide; counter-assertions of a genocide directed against the Serbian people and calls for its recognition; opposition to official documents adopted by states or institutions which recognize, condemn, or accept responsibility for the genocide; and opposition to the adoption of laws prohibiting genocide denial.
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Your Help is Needed: Personal Invitation to Volunteer in Transcribing and Translating the Testimonies of Srebrenica Genocide Survivors
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As a part of the „Beyond Words “oral history research project, the Srebrenica Memorial Center (SMC) supported volunteering program for young researche...