CNAB Board of Directors sent a letter of thanks to Angus Robertson, the Scottish National Party leader in Westminster for an article he wrote about the importance of remembering the Srebrenica genocide and the challenges that Bosnia increasingly faces since the end of the war. The letter states:
“Dear Mr. Robertson,
I am writing to you on behalf of the Congress of North American Bosniaks (CNAB), an umbrella organization representing Bosniaks in the United States and Canada, many of whom are survivors of genocide and victims of ethnic cleansing that occurred during the military aggression on the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1992 – 1995.
As an organization whose primary mission is to preserve the truth about genocide and to promote peace and justice for Bosnia and Herzegovina, we want to thank you for the wonderful article you wrote for The Scotsman remembering the victims of genocide in Srebrenica, and moreover, remembering the responsibility that we all have to ensure the lessons are learned and mistakes never repeated. We applaud your efforts to promote for an official Srebrenica Remembrance Day in Scotland.
Unfortunately, as you have pointed out, Bosnia continues to struggle, more than 17 years after the Dayton agreement. The political stalemate is getting worse every year, with the Bosnian Serb leadership taking advantage of the inertness of the international community, and pushing their separatist and revisionist history agenda by blocking all efforts for normal governance and working to have Bosnia declared a “failed state”. We believe that the policy of appeasement is a dangerous one, and that the United States and the European Union must act more forcefully to ensure Bosnia takes its rightful place among the nations with a thriving democracy and with its multiethnic heritage fully intact.
Your article raises awareness about the responsibility that the international community has to promote democracy and justice in Bosnia and Herzegovina. There can be no peace and justice until the issues caused by the Dayton constitution that plague Bosnia today are directly resolved. Thank you again for your support.”