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Monday, February 26, 2007

Serbia cleared of genocide

By Mark Oliver, Mark Tran and agencies,
Monday February 26, 2007
Guardian Unlimited.

Serbia was guilty of failing to prevent the genocide of some 8,000 Bosnian Muslims at Srebrenica in 1995, the UN's highest court ruled today.

But the international court of justice cleared Serbia of direct responsibility for genocide and complicity in genocide in Bosnia, in the 1992-1995 war.

The decision took the form of several votes. In the key verdict, the court decided by 13 votes to two that Serbia had "not committed genocide, through its organs or persons whose acts engage its responsibility under customary international law". In another vote, however, the court found by 12 votes to three that Serbia had "violated the obligation to prevent genocide".


Eda said...

That's an interesting news. So, why was Milosevic arrested if Serbia didn't have the direct responsibility for genocide?!

Stran_ger said...

This decision is nonsense to me is not guilty of the genocide and guilty of not preventing the genocide. I think there will be here discussions for many years and we end up with France making a law that punishs whoever says there was no genocide.