In July 1995, Bosnian-Serb forces took over the UN-protected enclave of Srebrenica. The atrocities against Bosnian Muslims that followed have been compared to those of the Second World War. The next July in The Hague, as part of the United Nations Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, Radovan Karadzic and Ratko Mladic - Bosnian-Serb President and Army Commander respectively - were accused of war crimes.
Drawing on the verbatim text of the hearings, Nicolas Kent has produced an account of the events in Srebrenica which is gripping and horrifying in equal measure.
Srebenica is part of a series of Tricycle Tribunal Plays published by Oberon Books. The others include The Colour of Justice - The Stephen Lawrence Inquiry, Justifying War - The Hutton Inquiry and Bloody Sunday. The play's text is supplemented with newspaper articles and other background material, making this a useful resource for anyone studying the terrible events of July 1995.
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