What is written in the final draft of the text, why is Serbia against it, how will the vote be taken and who will raise their hand - what is in the text of the resolution?

The resolution on Srebrenica is currently being voted on in the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York, and in order to adopt that document, a simple majority of the votes of the member states, ie 97 out of 193, will probably be needed.

It requires under international law that the crime of genocide be individualized and cannot be attributed to any ethnic, religious or other group or community as a whole."

The Serbian delegation in New York, led by President Aleksandar Vucic, tried to convince as many countries as possible not to support it until the start of the vote.

The initiators of the proposed text of the resolution were Germany and Rwanda, and the Government of Montenegro submitted amendments to the draft that were accepted by the UN.

What is in the Resolution for Srebrenica?

The final draft of the Resolution has not yet been officially released, but certain media outlets, such as the Voice of America, claim to have had access to the document and have published its contents:

- It is predicted that July 11 will be declared the International Day of Remembrance of the Genocide in Srebrenica, which will be celebrated every year.

- Actions that glorify those convicted of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide are unreservedly condemned, including those responsible for the genocide in Srebrenica.

- Emphasizes the importance of completing the process of finding and identifying the remaining victims of the Srebrenica genocide and giving them a dignified burial

- Calls for the continuation of the criminal prosecution of the perpetrators of the genocide in Srebrenica

All states are invited to comply fully with their obligations under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, the customary international law on the prevention and punishment of genocide, while respecting the decisions of the International Court of Justice.

The United Nations Secretary-General is requested to establish an information program entitled "The Srebrenica Genocide and the United Nations" to begin preparations for the 30th anniversary of the commemoration in 2025.

The Secretary-General is requested to send the resolution to all member states, organizations of the United Nations system and civil society organizations, the draft resolution said.

As the Voice of America writes, the preamble to the text of the resolution states that "criminal responsibility under international law for the crime of genocide is individualized and cannot be attributed to any ethnic, religious or other group or community as a whole.

Vucic: The resolution for Srebrenica has four goals

President Aleksandar Vucic, together with the Serbian delegation, traveled to New York where he said that "with all his strength and heart he will fight for the future of his country".

According to him, the resolution for Srebrenica has four goals:

– Revision of the judgment on the responsibility of the Republic of Serbia

- Someone would like to get some denar from Serbia and sue it for compensation for war damage.

– Additional burden on Serbia and placing everything on its shoulders

- Their goal is not building closer relations, but the desire to destroy any kind of protest against them

The president said that anyone "who votes against" the resolution or "abstains" will be a friend of the Serbian people.

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