This year marks the 25th anniversary since the genocide in Srebrenica which took place in July 1995, when more than 8,000 Bosniaks, mainly boys and men, were massacred in the course of three days in several locations around Srebrenica.
In 2004, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) ruled that the massacre of the enclave's male inhabitants constituted genocide.
This year’s commemoration will take place under unusual circumstances, amidst coronavirus pandemic. The organizing committee decided to go on with the commemoration and burial of remains of the victims which have been identified this year. However, most events will be held online, and the number of persons who will be allowed to attend the main ceremony and burial on July 11 will be limited.
The traditional Peace March which honors the victims and retraces the exhausting march of survivors from Srebrenica to Nezuk has also been changed to comply with infection spreading measures. The number of participants has been limited, with only survivors of the original march in 1995 allowed to participate.