The Republika Srpska Parliament has rejected the Srebrenica Commission Report on the events in and around Srebrenica in the period July 10-19, 1995, since it is not in keeping with the commitment of Republika Srpska institutions to objectively and truthfully interpret the said evens and strengthen mutual trust in BiH and the region.
“The Republika Srpska Parliament demands from the Republika Srpska Government to withdraw the Srebrenica Commission Report on the events in and around Srebrenica in the period July 10-19, 1995, and to void it,” say conclusions Parliament adopted in connection with the Report.
The Republika Srpska Parliament is of the opinion that for the sake of a comprehensive and truthful assessment of the events in and around Srebrenica in the period 1992 – 1995 and for the sake of strengthening mutual trust and tolerance between the peoples in BiH, it is necessary to form an independent international commission which would determine facts about sufferings of all peoples in that area and during that period of time in an objective and impartial manner.
The commission will include in its report parts of the Srebrenica Commission Report on the events in and around Srebrenica in the period July 10-19, 1995 which in the meantime were proved and documented to be true.
The Republika Srpska Parliament is of the opinion that the Republika Srpska Government should form an independent international commission which would determine facts about the sufferings of Serbs in Sarajevo in an objective and impartial manner, having in mind that the FBiH Government did not form a commission which should have investigated the sufferings of Serbs in Sarajevo in the period 1991-1995, and make a report on this matter.
Members of the Republika Srpska Parliament say that a deadline for forming both independent international commissions should not be longer than one year.
The Republika Srpska Parliament has expressed its commitment to strengthen mutual trust in BiH and the region by investigating the events in the Srebrenica region in the period 1992-1995 and to eliminate manipulations about these events in order to prevent further manipulations with the fate of genuine victims and their families.
Parliament’s conclusions say that the Republika Srpska Parliament is of the opinion that the Srebrenica Commission Report on the events in and around Srebrenica in the period July 10-19, 1995 was made under the pressure from the high representative with pre-defined results, because of which Parliament concludes that the Commission was not independent.
The Republika Srpska Parliament has concluded that the Commission was prevented from investigating the sufferings of the Serbian people in the wider area of Srebrenica and that it said in its recommendations that a comprehensive picture of events in and around Srebrenica can be seen only after the overall historical context of these events is understood.
The Republika Srpska Parliament says that the Commission’s Report on the events in and around Srebrenica in the period July 10-19, 1995 is a manipulation with the truth and an attempt to change the character of the BiH war with the aim of weakening Republika Srpska.
The Republika Srpska Parliament says that reports with addendums, made by the Republika Srpska Government’s task force for the implementation of conclusions from the final report of the Srebrenica Commission of March 30, 2005 and September 30, 2005, were made outside the framework of the decision of the BiH Human Rights Chamber and under inappropriate and tendentious pressure from some international representatives in BiH, and that as such, they are not fit for the purpose and are unnecessary, demanding from the Republika Srpska Government to void them.
President of Republika Srpska Milorad Dodik has told Srna that the National Assembly finalised its operations in this term very responsibly by annulling a disputed 2004 report on Srebrenica null and void.
“As the President of Republika Srpska, I am happy about the fact that responsibility towards Republika Srpska and our people rose above political party interests on Tuesday /during a parliament session/. We had the historical distance to examine the circumstances, actors and deficiencies of the 2004 report on Srebrenica, so this last session of the National Assembly will be the subject of analysis of some future generations of politicians who will not have the burden we had 14 years ago over the disputed report,” emphasised Dodik.
The president asserted that the MPs on Tuesday did more for justice than any of the judicial institutions combined to this day, because it was obvious that the killings in Srebrenica and judicial proceedings were associated with one people only.
“Yesterday we did not vote against anyone, we didn’t minimise anyone’s sacrifice, suffering or pain. We only told the truth as responsible people – that one of the biggest crimes against Serbs was committed there in the 1990s. I express a deep belief that we will all be sensible and prepared to learn the full and actual truth through an international commission about the killing of Serbs and Bosniaks and all others in that area from 1992 until 1995. Only then will we be able to speak about real reconciliation with certainty,” said Dodik.
He pointed out that the National Assembly’s decision was a message to the international community about how the projects issued through pressure and lacking in facts would end.
“Sooner or later, an unlawful and counter-constitutional decision which was imposed by aliens here will see the fate of the report on Srebrenica! I have been fighting for that for all these years in office and will continue to fight for it for the duration of my days in politics,” said President Milorad Dodik.
The National Assembly of Republika Srpska on Tuesday unanimously rejected the Srebrenica Commission report about the events that happened in and around that town between 10 July and 19 July 1995 and demanded from the Government to annul it and form two independent international commissions to establish the truth – one about the killing of all peoples in the Srebrenica region and the other about the killing of Serbs in Sarajevo.