Serbia Not Guilty of Genocide
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.
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.