The title of this research project comes from a documentary by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) called “Srebrenica Genocide: No Room for Denial”, that commemorated the 20th anniversary of the genocide of Bosniak Muslims.The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) has called the 1995 massacre in Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, “the single worst atrocity committed in the former Yugoslavia during the wars of the 1990s and the worst massacre that occurred in Europe since the months after World War II.”[1] Based on evidence from exhumations of mass graves, demographics studies, interception of communication within the Bosnian Serb Army (VRS), and eyewitness testimonies, the ICTY concluded beyond a reasonable doubt that between July 11 and 19, 1995, between 7,000 and 8,000 Bosnian Muslims, also known as Bosniaks, were executed by VRS and other forces.[2] However, the ICTY itself admits that its judgments on Srebrenica are being called into question.[3] This project explores the memorialization of the Srebrenica genocide, specifically in reference to narratives that either affirm or deny the official narrative set forth by the ICTY.

[1] “Facts About Srebrenica,” United Nations Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals, accessed February 8, 2019. http://www.icty.org/x/file/Outreach/view_from_hague/jit_srebrenica_en.pdf

[2] “Facts About Srebrenica.”

[3] “Facts About Srebrenica.”

First Advisor

Douglas Sackman

Degree Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts in History

Date of Award

Spring 5-19-2019