3564th Meeting
August 10, 1995

Resolution 1010 (1995)

The Security Council,

  • Recalling all its earlier relevant resolutions, and reaffirming its resolution 1004 (1995) of 12 July 1995,

  • Reaffirming also the statements of its President of 20 and 25 July 1995 (S/PRST/1995/33 and S/PRST/1995/34), and deeply concerned that the demands set out therein have not been fully complied with by the Bosnian Serb party,

  • Reiterating the unacceptability of the violation of the safe areas of Srebrenica and Zepa by Bosnian Serb forces,

  • Reaffirming its commitment to the sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina,

  • Affirming its commitment to the search for an overall negotiated settlement of the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia ensuring the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all the States there within their internationally recognized borders, and stressing the importance it attaches to the mutual recognition thereof,

  • Deeply concerned at reports of grave violations of international humanitarian law in and around Srebrenica and at the fact that many of the former inhabitants of Srebrenica cannot be accounted for,

  • Concerned also at the plight of the civilian population and other persons protected under international humanitarian law, originating in the Zepa area,

  • Expressing its strong support for the efforts of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in seeking access to displaced persons and condemning the failure of the Bosnian Serb party to comply with their commitments to the ICRC in respect of such access,

  1. Demands that the Bosnian Serb party give immediate access for representatives of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the ICRC and other international agencies to persons displaced from Srebrenica and Zepa who are within the areas of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina under the control of Bosnian Serb forces, and that the Bosnian Serb party permit representatives of the ICRC to visit and register any persons detained against their will, including any members of the forces of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina;

  2. Also demands that the Bosnian Serb party respect fully the rights of all such persons and ensure their safety, and urges that any persons detained be released;

  3. Reiterates that all those who commit violations of international humanitarian law will be held individually responsible in respect of such acts;

  4. Requests the Secretary-General to report to the Council as soon as possible, and no later than 1 September 1995 with any information available to United Nations personnel regarding compliance with this resolution and concerning violations of international humanitarian law;

  5. Decides to remain seized of the matter.

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