Coalition of NGOs: Spajić to clarify if the Government of Montenegro is proposing amendments to the Srebrenica Resolution?

In a letter addressed today to Prime Minister Milojko Spajić, the Coalition of NGOs demanded that he clarify whether the Government of Montenegro is proposing amendments to the Srebrenica Resolution, and if so, to publicly announce and provide reasoned explanations for the text of those amendments.

It is unacceptable in a serious democratic state that, at the same time, the Minister of Foreign Affairs from the Prime Minister’s party (The Europe Now! Movement) dismisses media reports on amendments as unofficial information, while on the other hand, a member of the same party speaks of them as a done deal.

In particular, we demand that Prime Minister Spajić, when expressing his views on potential amendments, also disclose whether Montenegro will co-sponsor the Srebrenica resolution alongside them or not, and if not, why not, and whether Montenegro’s vote on the resolution is in any way in question if the amendments are not adopted.

We remind that to date, a total of 106 NGOs and over 350 citizens of Montenegro, mostly public figures, have supported the initiative for Montenegro to co-sponsor this UN resolution, considering it a worthy expression of respect for the victims of the Srebrenica genocide and a responsible approach to the future.

Jovana Marović, Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group (BiEPAG)
Dina Bajramspahić, Civil Activist
Tea Gorjanc Prelević, Human Rights Action
Daliborka Uljarević, Centre for Civic Education
Ljupka Kovačević, ANIMA Centre for Women’s and Peace Education
Maja Raičević, Women’s Rights Center
Milka Tadić Mijović, Center for Investigative Journalism of Montenegro
Milica Kovačević, Center for Democratic Transition
Zorana Marković, Centre for Development of Non-Governmental Organizations
Velija Murić, Montenegrin Committee of Lawyers for Human Rights
Olivera Nikolić, Media Institute Montenegro
Ivana Vujović, Juventas
Aida Perović, Prima
Jovan Ulićević, Spektra
Demir Ličina, Association “Štrpci – Against Forgetting”