Petition E-1837 – Letter to Canadian ministers

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

RE: Petition E-1837 – to the Government of Canada to enact legislation prohibiting the denial of the Srebrenica Genocide

January 25, 2019.

The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
The Honourable Chrystia Freeland
Minister of Foreign Affairs
The Honourable David Lametti
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
The Honourable Brian Masse
House of Commons
The Honourable David Lametti
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

The Congress of North American Bosniaks as a national organization of American and Canadian Bosniaks, invites the Prime Minister of Canada and the Canadian ministers to seriously consider petition E-1837 that has been signed by all provinces and territories of Canada.

The legal basis for the criminal sanctioning of Srebrenica genocide deniers in Canada would be a final verdict of the international tribunals in The Hague, a final resolution of more than 30 state parliaments in the world, and in particular two resolutions on Srebrenica genocide adopted by the Canadian Parliament.

The moral basis for such a law are the permanent exhibit of the Srebrenica genocide at the Canadian Human Rights Museum, unveiling of first memorial feature in diaspora for the victims of the Srebrenica genocide in the Canadian city of Windsor, the decision of the Canadian Government to mark the May 31st the World Day of White Ribbon, the distribution of the Srebrenica Flower to all members of the Canadian Parliament, and the study of Srebrenica genocide at the Canadian schools. 

By passing a law banning the denial of genocide in Srebrenica, Canada would make a major contribution to the truth and justice and thus make a major step in punishing the deniers of Srebrenica genocide. It would also set an example that the punishment is the best prevention in the fight against genocide in the world.

Congress of North American Bosniaks

Mirzet Mujcic
President