Róbert Ragnar Spanó, President of the European Court of Human Rights, visited Gallery 11/07/95 today. Mr. Spanó visited Gallery accompanied by Mr. Faris Vehabovic, judge of the European Courts of Human Rights. Delegation was guided through the exhibition by Emir Begtasagic, curator of the Gallery.
The exhibition dedicated to the aftermath of the Srebrenica genocide was presented to the High delegation of the European Court of Human Rights. The permanent exhibition includes the wall with all the names and ages of the people killed in Srebrenica, portrait room, black and white photos made by Tarik Samarah documenting the aftermath of the genocide- from refuge camps, mass graves, the first funerals and photos of graffiti showing the additude of the international community towards the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The representatives of the European Court of Human Rights, Mr. Róbert Ragnar Spanó and Mr. Faris Vehabovic especially paid attention to the part of the exhibition with the photos of the mass graves with the remains of missing persons during and after the genocide in Srebrenica. The significant difficulty and challenge when exhuming the bodies of the victims and their identification was the fact that the bodies of the Srebrenica victims were very often found in several locations. Namely, with the intention of hiding the traces of the crimes, representatives of the so- called Army of Republika Srpska were moving the bodies of the victims from primary to secondary and tertiary mass graves.
At the end of their visit, Mr. Róbert Ragnar Spanó and Mr. Faris Vehabovic watched the movie “Miss Sarajevo” by Bill Carter, about the life of ordinary people during the siege of Sarajevo.