The Cancari Road 1 grave is one of the 13 gravesites that were found along the road between the town of Zvornik and the village of Kamenica in eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The gravesite was initially discovered in 1998 by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, ICTY and its chief archaeologist, Professor Richard Wright. However, the remains were only exhumed some ten years later by the Bosnian Institute for Missing Persons. The exhumation in July 2009 yielded the bodies of 53 people. The Institute for Missing Persons also renamed the gravesite Kamenica 14.
The mass grave is unmarked, on the right side of the road between a meadow and a river.
Most of the victims whose remains were found were killed after the fall of Srebrenica in July 1995. The Cancari Road 1 grave site, like all the other sites around the village of Kamenica, is a secondary mass grave.
The ICTY investigation established that people found at the Cancari Road 1 site were killed in July 1995 in the nearby town of Kozluk, buried there and later reburied in Kamenica.
After the executions, the victims killed in Kozluk were covered with soil rather than being buried in pits. They were found wearing civilian clothes. Thousands of broken green glass bottles had been dumped before the execution happened, as well as labels from the nearby Vitinka water and soft drinks bottling factory, and this was one of the factors that helped to link the primary mass grave at Kozluk to the secondary mass graves at Cancari Road 1, Cancari Road 2, Cancari Road 3, Cancari Road 7 and Cancari Road 13, as well as DNA analysis, soil analysis and the large number of bodies that had ligatures and blindfolds.
So far, the ICTY and domestic courts in the Balkans have sentenced a total of 47 people to more than 700 years in prison, plus four life sentences, for Srebrenica crimes.