The Srebrenica genocide Memorial Centre, along with Queen Noor of Jordan and commissioner of the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP), sent a joint message on the importance of the search for the missing persons in the 1995 Srebrenica genocide.
Working with the ICMP over the past twenty years, Queen Noor said she had the privilege of witnessing, loving and admiring her sisters from Srebrenica.
She noted that the ICMP's work has contributed to a long and detailed investigation that has made it possible to establish the facts about genocide beyond any doubt.
To date, the ICMP has helped Bosnia find 75 percent of about 30,000 people missing, including nearly 7,000 of the 8,000 victims of the Srebrenica genocide. The ICMP's scientific data - including DNA analysis records - has been accepted as evidence in trials before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and courts in the country.
Director of the Srebrenica Memorial Centre Emir Suljagic stressed the importance of the ICMP's work.
"There is a clear connection between what the ICMP is doing and what was decided in The Hague, and finally our possibilities and privileges to bury our loved ones under tombstones with their names and surnames engraved. Therefore, we must raise awareness of the importance of the search for the missing, together and not only here in our country, but also in other places where war crimes and mass killings took place. We must use the lessons we learned to help others, and that is an important message which the Memorial Center wants to send on this occasion," Suljagic concluded