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Serbia Not Guilty of Genocide

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Posted on Feb 26, 2007

In an unprecedented case, Bosnia sought payback in the form of billions of dollars from Serbia for the ethnic conflict that claimed thousands of lives in the 1990s.  On Monday,  the U.N.‘s International Court of Justice absolved Serbia of accountability for genocide but accused Belgrade of failing to thwart the Srebrenica massacre of 1995, according to the BBC.


BBC:
The UN’s highest court has cleared Serbia of direct responsibility for genocide during the 1990s Bosnian war.

But the International Court of Justice did rule that Belgrade had violated international law by failing to prevent the 1995 massacre at Srebrenica.

Bosnia brought the case and would have sought billions of dollars from Serbia in compensation if successful.

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By Jameel, February 26, 2007 at 2:19 pm Link to this comment
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This is really a most unfortunate verdict by the International Court of “Justice”.  The Serbian government supported the Bosnian Serb “Republic” in every way, and should have been held responsible for its actions.  Not that the ICJ carries a lot of weight to begin with, but this further proves to the world that the ICJ is utterly useless and is an insult to the many victims of genocide in recent years the world over.

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By Quy Tran, February 26, 2007 at 1:18 pm Link to this comment
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Bush/Cheney just gets a new ally !

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