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UN Security Council
Resolution 1004
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Memorial gravestones at Srebrenica
Date 12 July 1995
Meeting no. 3,553
Code S/RES/1004 (Document)
Subject Bosnia and Herzegovina
Voting summary
15 voted for
None voted against
None abstained
Result Adopted
Security Council composition
Permanent members
  • Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China
  • Flag of France.svg France
  • Flag of Russia.svg Russia
  • Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom
  • Flag of the United States.svg United States
Non-permanent members
  • Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina
  • Flag of Botswana.svg Botswana
  • Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic
  • Flag of Germany.png Germany
  • Flag of Honduras.svg Honduras
  • Flag of Indonesia.svg Indonesia
  • Flag of Italy.svg Italy
  • Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria
  • Flag of Oman.svg Oman
  • Flag of Rwanda (1962–2001).svg Rwanda

United Nations Security Council resolution 1004, adopted unanimously on 12 July 1995, after recalling all resolutions on the situation in the former Yugoslavia, the Council, acting under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, demanded that Bosnian Serb forces withdraw from the safe area of Srebrenica in Bosnia and Herzegovina and respect the safety of personnel from the United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR). The resolution was passed during the Srebrenica massacre.[1]

After reaffirming the sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Security Council expressed deep concern at the situation in Srebrenica and of the civilian population there. The situation posed a serious situation to UNPROFOR, particularly as there was a large number of displaced persons at Potočari without essential humanitarian supplies. The detention of UNPROFOR personnel and attacks on the peacekeeping force by Bosnian Serb forces were condemned.

The Council demanded that Bosnian Serb forces cease their offensive and withdraw from Srebrenica immediately, adding that the forces should respect its status as a safe area.[2] It also demanded that the safety of UNPROFOR personnel was ensured and for the release of some of its members under detention. This was addressed again in Resolution 1010. All parties were called upon to allow access to the area for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and international humanitarian agencies in order to aid the civilian population and restore utilities. The Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali was requested to use all resources available to restore the "safe area" status of Srebrenica.[3]

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  1. Lowe, Vaughan; Roberts, Adam; Welsh, Jennifer (2008). The United Nations Security Council and war: the evolution of thought and practice since 1945. Oxford University Press US. p. 436. ISBN 978-0-19-953343-5. 
  2. Traynor, Ian (12 July 1995). "Rampant Serbs push UN aside". The Guardian. 
  3. Bailey, Sydney Dawson; Daws, Sam (1998). The procedure of the UN Security Council (3rd ed.). Oxford University Press. p. 535. ISBN 978-0-19-828073-6. 

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