Research Projects and Activities

I Research projects and activities

1. Bosnian Language Recognized in Canada as a World Heritage Language

Bosnian Language has recognized in Canada as a World Heritage Language in 2004.

2. Using the Bosniak national name in Canada

 Canadian statistical and other documents from 2006. used  the  national name Bosniak.

 3. Genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina should be studied in Canadian schools

IGC as a member of the Canadian organization, “Canadian Museum of Genocide,” initiated that genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina learn in the Canadian schools.

4. After five years of lobbying by the Canadian – Bosniak community Canadian parliament recognizing the genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Canadian Bosniaks protected their rights, justice and home land by continuously fighting for the Srebrenica genocide resolution.

5. Introducing The Bill C-533, an act respecting the genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina

6. Project Fighting against genocide denial

Denial is the eighth stage that always follows genocide. It is among the surest indicators of further genocidal massacres. The perpetrators of genocide dig up the mass graves, burn the bodies, try to cover up the evidence and intimidate the witnesses. They deny that they committed any crimes, and often blame what happened on the victims. They block investigations of the crimes, and continue to govern until driven from power by force, when they flee into exile.

Leaders of the genocide continue to deny the crime unless they are captured and a tribunal (special court) is established to try them.

The best response to denial is punishment by an international tribunal or national courts. There the evidence can be heard, and the perpetrators punished. Tribunals or international courts must be created. They may not prevent the worst genocidal killers, but at least some mass murderers may be brought to justice.

Canada to become the first nation to legally recognize the Bosnian Genocide at Srebrenica by the law, not only by the resolution – motion

7. Darko Trifunovic barred at the Congress of the European Police

Darko Trifunovic’s  invitation to participate at the European Congress of the police was withdrawn and his participation was cancelled.Many other indviduals who continue to deny the aggression and genocide follow in Trifkovic’s footsteps. Darko Trifunovic, a university lecturer for security, continues to promote the story of Islamic terrorism in Bosnia ‘which serves as a basis for his denial of the Judgement at the International Court of Justice. Trifunovic denies ICJ’s verdict on Krstic. He argues that in Srebrenica less than 100 men were executed. The action of CNAB in collaboration with various Muslim organizations in and outside of Bosnia, prevented Darko Trifunovic from attending the European Police Congress in Germany, thus preventing the spread of lies about the war and genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina and against Bosniaks.

8 Srdjan Trifkovic has not been allowed to get into Canada

Mr. Trifkovic is not only a Srebrenica genocide denier; he is also a Serb nationalist. During the 1992 to 1995 aggression he was the unofficial spokesman for Republika Srpska government. He is currently a columnist for several conservative and Serbian nationalist publications in the United States. Majority of his work promotes hate and intolerance between the Serbs, Bosniaks and Croats. Mr. Trifkovic’s ideology not only promotes nationalism to Serbian people, it also supports the idea of human rights abuses and genocide for the love of one’s nation. It is unacceptable to teach young intellectuals such hate and intolerance in a country that promotes tolerance, multiculturalism and peace.

We owe it to the victims of genocide everywhere, not just in Bosnia, to honor them by performing our duties as human beings to disengage from those so called scholars who wish to poison us with conspiracy theories and hateful propaganda. Therefore, we strongly urge you to act responsibly and disallow Mr. Trifkovic from holding a lecture at your university, an institution well known internationally for academic excellence and learning.

9. Project Reason and Justice, not Vengeance

The many Bosniak generations will not tolerate the further pain of the genocide while Europe and World have the means to prevent it. 

10. Support the Friends of Bosnia and Herzegovina Group in the Canadian Parliament

 Historically important day for relationship between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Canada. Friends of Bosnia and Herzegovina Group has been formed in the Canadian Parliament on November 15, 2011. After the recognition of the Bosnian language in Canada, the ability to use the ethnic name Bosniaks in the Canadian political and statistical documents, the adoption of the Srebrenica Genocide resolution in the Canadian Parliament, the establishment of a parliamentary procedure regarding the genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the formation of the Friends of Bosnia and Herzegovina Group in the Canadian parliament demonstrates a successful start, but the process of lobbying for the interests of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Canadian cultural mosaic must continue.

11. Charter of Bosniaks

Adopted at the academic conference “Bosniaks and Bosnia” in Toronto, Canada on November 26, 2010. We are addressing this Charter of North American bosniaks, as a description of how we see the situation of Bosniaks and our homeland Bosnia and Herzegovina with recommendations of what we should all do in order to protect our existence as Bosniaks and our country.

12. Open Appeal intellectuals for Bosnia and Herzegovina

Open Appeal introduced on November 25, 2010. Intellectuals from Bosnia and Herzegovina – university professors, scientists, authors and artists, residing both in BiH and abroad for a rapid re-establishment of a unified, multiethnic, functional, sustainable, prosperous and European state, a democratic state with equal rights and status for all its citizens, peoples and national minorities. To be sent to world statesmen of the OUN, NATO, OSCE, European countries, , USA, Japon, European Union Commissioners and the Parliament, Council of the European Union, OIC – Organization of the Islamic Conference, BRIC- Brazil, Russian Federation, India and China, PIC Steering Board and the OHR,

13. Bosniaks Proclamation

At the initiative of the Institute for Research of Genocide Canada, in cooperation with the Congress of North America Bosniaks (CNAB), Institute for Research of Crimes against Humanity and International Law at the University of Sarajevo, the Bosniak Cultural Association “Preporod”, Sarajevo, at the Academy on the occasion of the twenty years since the independence of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, held in Toronto, Canada and Atlanta and Dallas, USA, was adopted:  Bosniaks Proclamation.

14. Call on Texas Legislature to Recognize Bosnian Genocide

Institute for Research Genocide, Canada, along with Advisory Council for Bosnia and Herzegovina (ACBH), the Congress of North American Bosniaks (CNAB), the Institute for Research of Crimes Against Humanity and International Law, Bosnian American Genocide Institute and Education Center and Bosniak Cultural Association sent a joint letter to Texas Governor, Rick Perry expressing our grave concern regarding the alarming language used in Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 39 which was signed on June 17, 2011.

15. Permanent exhibition on the genocide in Bosnia in the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

After the successful lobbying campaign for the adoption of the Resolution of genocide in Srebrenica in the Canadian Parliament, in order to spread the truth about the aggression against the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina and genocide against its citizens, in order to justice for the victims of these crimes, the Institute of Research of Genocide, Canada and The Congress of North American Bosniaks, Canada Branch, are submitted articles for the Canadian Museum for Human rights for the permanent exhibition on the genocide in Srebrenica and Bosnia and Herzegovina. For the permanent exhibition on the genocide in Srebrenica and Bosnia and Herzegovina were given to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights  the following photos and documents

16. Genocide in Sarajevo presented to Canadians Universities

At the initiative of the Institute for Research of Genocide Canada, the genocide in Sarajevo was presented to students at several universities and colleges in Canada. For the presentation was used the scientific research work titled “Genocide in the siege of Sarajevo”, by Professor  dr. Smail Cekic, Director of the Institute for Research of Crimes against Humanity and International Law, University of Sarajevo.

17. Memorial to victims of genocide in Srebrenica in Windsor, Canada

Memorial for victims of genocide in Srebrenica in Windsor honors the victims of the largest crime after the Second World War in Europe, the genocide in Srebrenica. It is a major step in improving relations between Canada and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

 

II Important scientific and research projects

 1.Genocide as the gravest form of crime against humanity and international law is a permanent subject of IGC

Project Genocide in the World

– Project t Genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina

– Project Genocide in Srebrenica

– Project Genocide in Prijedor

IGC as a scientific institution of merits, which studies crimes of genocide and other grave violations of international law, has also conducted, based on scientific postulates and relevant scientific paradigm, the process of conceptualization and implementation of several scientific projects, whose results were publicized in several studies. These are scientific and operative documents, which start form the modern theoretical and methodological postulates, which articulate problems and subject of research through scientific idea, then objective of research, hypothetical framework, mode of research, and the scientific and social justification of the research. The operative part contains the instruments, plans for sorting and analysis of data, as well as plans of research – deadlines, staff, technical and financial requirements. Already at the stage of design and later at the stage of execution, the projects determine the staffing needs and their profile, their roles and tasks during the research. At the stage of preparation and organization of a research, the pre-testing of project based on source of data is varied out, which during the process of conceptualization should be treated as re-conceptualization aimed at the verification of project, scientific and operative document which guides and directs the process of research.

2. Aggression against the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina 1991-1995

 Aggression against the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina 1991-1995 is one of the key projects of the Institute.