"Safe Areas" for Srebrenica’s Most Wanted

A Decade of Failure to Apprehend Karadzic and Mladic

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July 2005 marks the tenth anniversary of the killing of between 7,000 and 8,000 Bosnian Muslims in Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. On July 11, 1995, the United Nations and NATO allowed Bosnian Serb forces to seize the town, despite it having been declared a United Nations “safe area.” Up to one thousand men and boys who stayed in the enclave were separated from the rest of the civilian population.