The Berlin International Human Rights Congress (BIHRC)
"Human Rights and Democracy in a Globalized World - Moving Towards an International Consensus"
(Berlin; October 1st - 4th, 2010)
Human Rights Introduction
Slobodan Milosevic seizes power in Serbia in the late 1980’s and quickly reignites tensions between Serbs and Muslims. In July 1991, Serbia invades and eventually conquers Croatia with the help of Serbian guerrillas situated in The first mass killings of Croatian men arecarried out by the Serbians shortly after. In April of 1992, Milosevic decides to attack Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia which was predominately Muslim. Serbia continues to round up Muslim men and kill them en masse until a peace agreement is reached on November 1, 1995. It’s estimated that over 200,000 Muslims were killed, 20,000 were missing or feared dead and 2,000,000 became refugees as a result.