Facebook icon
Twitter icon
e-mail icon

Ban Ki-Moon on accountability and reconciliation

Comments by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on Tuesday on the need to ensure accountability for those involved in the Srebrenica massacre in 1995.

Until all those accused of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes face those charges and are judged, our quest for justice, and the path towards healing, will remain incomplete.”

The emergence of respect and trust after conflict also depends heavily on bringing perpetrators to account. Truth must be told. Justice must be done.”

“We recognize the burden of families and loved ones who carry the memories and pain with each step.” said Mr. Ban.

“And, we vow, together, never again to allow such an atrocity to happen at any time...in any place.”

“This we owe to the souls of Srebrenica [and] to our common humanity.”

The age of impunity has passed, and the age of accountability is now taking over.”

Mr. Ban was speaking at a UN event to honour the victims. See his full speech here.