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Interview
Saida Šarić, director of Women for Women
And that’s exactly what she recalls from the immediate aftermath of Bosnia’s 1992-95 war, a woman named Zada, her husband and brother among 8,000 Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) men and boys slaughtered by Bosnian Serb forces in Srebrenica, “shoulder to shoulder with the workmen” building her new home in Sarajevo.

BIRN | September 25th, 2018
Paddy Ashdown, EX the High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina
We have lost will-power. The disasters of Afghanistan and Iraq have robbed the west of its omnipotence and self-confidence to stop bad things happening.

September 20th, 2018
Zada Saric, Brick by Brick:
And that’s exactly what she recalls from the immediate aftermath of Bosnia’s 1992-95 war, a woman named Zada, her husband and brother among 8,000 Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) men and boys slaughtered by Bosnian Serb forces in Srebrenica, “shoulder to shoulder with the workmen” building her new home in Sarajevo.

BIRN | August 29th, 2018
Serge Brammertz, the chief prosecutor at the Hague Tribunal
Serge Brammertz, the last chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, ICTY, which will close this month after 24 years, told BIRN that the UN court achieved credible results, but reconciliation has not been because there is “no true will in the region to accept the wrongdoings”.

BIRN | August 20th, 2018
Leila Naser Saleh
Leila Naser Saleh was a few weeks short of giving birth when she reached Bosnia and Herzegovina, four months into a journey from Syria to the gates of the European Union.
“I was running out of time,” she said. “I wanted the journey to end as soon as possible. It was so hard.”

BIRN | August 15th, 2018
Eldin ELEZOVIC, president of the Congress of North American Bosniaks
Elezovic told Al Jazeera his story about surviving the Gabela detention centre, where about 1,500 men were housed in three large storage sheds by August 1993, according to testimony from former prisoners and accounts that Bosnian Croat authorities provided to Human Rights Watch.

Al Jazeera | December 15th, 2017
Muslims and Jews give witness to deep empathy and loyal friendship
The former, now honorary, Grand Mufti, Dr. Mustafa Ceric, (who is also an international president of Religions for Peace) visited Auschwitz for the first time in February 2011 as part of an interreligious pilgrimage, accompanied by Prof. Semso Ismanovic. Deeply moved by what he saw, Dr. Ceric then declared, “If we had prevented the Holocaust in Auschwitz, we could have prevented the Srebrenica massacre.”

July 18th, 2017
Twenty-two years after the Srebrenica genocide
Twenty-two years after the Srebrenica GENOCIDE, direct perpetrators of mass killings of Bosniaks at several lesser-known execution sites have still not been charged or put on trial.

BIRN | July 11th, 2017
Mirsad ĆEMAN, the President of the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina
“The use of these non-legal means, which were created through legal decisions such as the declaration and implementation of a referendum, is clear and direct political pressure on the Constitutional Court,” said Ceman.

BIRN | November 12th, 2016
Marty Kaiser and Blake Morrison, Summer School in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
“We also looked at the laws regarding drunken driving in Wisconsin where I come from, which are so lax, we found that more than 200 people die from drunken driving and we told people something they don’t know so they can take action and make our communities a better place,” he added.

BIRN | September 5th, 2016
Alma Čizmić Clausen started the club to educate Bosnian and non-Bosnian children
“I bring up the beauty both before and after the war,” Clausen said. “I am trying to see what the children are most interested in. They want to learn more about their Bosnian friends … Where they come from and how they play. Because they are so young, they are asking all these questions.”

October 23rd, 2015
Senaid Ibrahimefendic, District Court President
“The witnesses were sent back most probably because of procedural circumstances. Normally, it’s totally unnecessary to invite someone to testify several times. The court has to make sure the criminal proceedings are conducted in accordance with the Law on Criminal Proceedings,” Ibrahimefendic explained.

BIRN | July 21st, 2015
Dr. Waqar Azmi OBE, chairman of ‘Remembering Srebrenica’
We need world leaders to ensure that they are responsible in their words and actions to not inflame hatred or superiority and cause divisions. We must therefore be vigilant and educate ourselves and our children to respect others as we want to be respected ourselves.

Namik Alimajstorović | April 16th, 2015
Tarik CRNKIĆ, District Prosecutor
I don’t have a lot of these cases. We have four open cases and I’ve set them as priorities. There was one such trial before I began working here. In a way, I believe that it’s necessary to train the police agencies of entities, because the prosecution isn’t working alone, but with the police.

BIRN | March 15th, 2015
Slice of Life: Chef Dino Redzic Lights Up 42nd Street with Vibrant Italian Cuisine
Living in the United States is a dream, clearly the best place in the Universe. You can be everything that you want to be, but you have to do it yourself. It is a privilege and not a right. I often do lectures and seminars on how important it is to encourage people to choose a profession that they are gonna like.

December 17th, 2014