Bosnian Serb lawmakers voted out a resolution that described the 1995 Srebrenica massacre as a genocide on Wednesday, saying the motion was an attack on their community and would destabilise the country. Bosnian Serb forces swept into a UN-designated “safe haven” toward the end of the Bosnian War and took 8,000 Muslim men and boys who were
executed in the days that followed. The UN tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague has ruled that the massacre — the worst mass killing on European soil since World War Two — constituted genocide, a term that the Bosnian Serbs still dispute and Serbia studiously avoids. Bosnian Serb President Milorad Dodik said the resolution, proposed by Muslim Bosniak lawmakers to commemorate victims of Srebrenica and all other crimes committed during Bosnia’s 1992-95 war, was directed against Serbs.