Remembering Srebrenica

A memorial ceremony supported by the Department of Communities and Local Government, Department for Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Remembering Srebrenica was held at Lancaster House, London on 11th July 2013.

Over 200 ambassadors, Ministers, MPs, dignitaries, faith leaders and representatives of faith and interfaith organisations and human right organisations attended the ceremony by invitation. Senior ministers from the Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat and Scottish National Party were at the event including Rt Hon William Hague, Rt Hon Baroness Warsi, Rt Hon Eric Pickles, Rt Hon Hilary Ben and The Most Rev Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, all of whom spoke. Messages were sent from the Prime Minister, Leader of the Opposition, Deputy Prime Minister, President Obama, Boris Johnson and the Chief Rabbi as well as many more.

Baroness Warsi, Minister for Communities and Local Government gave a particularly effective speech. The most moving part of the memorial service was the short speeches from four survivors of the massacre of Srebrenica who spoke of their harrowing experiences.

Mehri Niknam represented the Foundation at the event.

remembersreb001 From left: Rev Dr Toby Howarth, Maulana Shahid Raza, Seyyed Yousif Al-Khoei, Archbishop of Westminster, Mehri Niknam