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Commemorating the 21st Anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide

That the Parliament notes that the 21st anniversary of the genocide at Srebrenica in Bosnia, in which over 8,000 Bosnians, mostly men and including many young men, were murdered, takes place in July 2016; understands that the United Kingdom’s Srebrenica Memorial Week organised by the charity, Remembering Srebrenica, will run from 10 to 17 July with the theme, 21: Coming of age – time to act; is mindful that many Bosnian young people did not have the chance to celebrate their coming of age as a result of the massacre and the war; considers that it has never been more important to engage with all young people and teach them that racial and religious hatred can lead to genocide, and hopes that the events of the commemoration will inspire people to challenge hatred of all types and work to create a more cohesive and tolerant society.

Supported by: Ivan McKee, Kenneth Gibson, Colin Beattie, Ben Macpherson, Maree Todd, Peter Chapman, Graeme Dey, Rona Mackay, Tom Arthur, Iain Gray, Bruce Crawford, Jeane Freeman, Bill Kidd, Neil Findlay, Ross Thomson, Liam McArthur, David Torrance, Elaine Smith, Bob Doris, Pauline McNeill, John Mason, Mark McDonald, Stewart Stevenson, Kevin Stewart, Gil Paterson, Gillian Martin, Richard Lyle, Clare Adamson, Jenny Marra, Sandra White, Claire Baker, Ruth Davidson R, Willie Coffey

Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 29/06/2016
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