THE HAGUE | 06.03.2014.

CROATIA: SERBIA RESPONSIBLE FOR CRIMES COMMITTED BY JNA AND SERBIAN TROOPS

Croatia’s representatives highlighted the time frame and territorial context of the individual crimes committed against the Croatian population. They explained how the crimes committed by the JNA and forces under its control can legally be attributed to Serbia, and why in their view Serbia is responsible for the failure to prevent crimes and punish perpetrators and is guilty of the conspiracy to commit genocide
THE HAGUE | 05.03.2014.

PATTERN OF ATTACK AND ‘CLEAR INTENT TO DESTROY’

At the public hearing in the case brought by Croatia against Serbia for violations of the Genocide Convention, the Croatian representatives continued presenting their arguments in the public hearing, highlighting the pattern of the attacks of the Serbian forces on the Croatian villages and towns with a ‘clear intent to destroy’ the civilian population
THE HAGUE | 04.03.2014.

GENOCIDE WAS 'CUMULATIVE EFFECT OF A SERIES OF CRIMES'

Croatia's representatives argue that Serbia knew about 'genocidal activities in the Vukovar area but failed to do anything to prevent them. The representatives also spoke about the relevance of the Tribunal's judgments, the discretionary right of the chief prosecutor not to indict anyone for genocide in Croatia, the campaign aimed at creating the Greater Serbia and the crimes which confirm the arguments, as Croatia alleges
THE HAGUE | 03.03.2014.

CROATIA: GENOCIDE IS NOT A NUMBERS GAME

The public hearings in the Croatia vs. Serbia case opened today before the International Court of Justice. Croatia and Serbia have accused each other of genocide, allegedly committed in the period from 1991 to 1995. The ‘genocide and the intent to commit it are not a numbers game’ but a consequence of the campaign ‘instigated, organized, controlled and made possible’ by Serbia, Croatia has argued. The hearings will last a month
THE HAGUE | 18.11.2008.

INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE CONFIRMS IT HAS JURISDICTION IN CROATIA VS. SERBIA CASE

The world’s highest court has rejected preliminary objections raised by Belgrade regarding the jurisdiction and acceptability of the suit filed in 1999 by Croatia, accusing Serbia of violations of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide
THE HAGUE | 30.05.2008.

CROATIA: DISMISS SERBIA’S OBJECTION

In the closing argument before the International Court of Justice, Croatia’s legal counsel Ivan Simonovic urges the highest world court to dismiss Serbia’s objection and declare it has jurisdiction to hear the case Zagreb brought against Belgrade for violations of the Genocide Convention
THE HAGUE | 29.05.2008.

TWO ANSWERS TO THE SAME QUESTION

In the closing arguments at the hearing before the International Court of Justice, Belgrade’s representatives note that in 2004 the highest world court ruled it lacked jurisdiction in a case Serbia instituted against NATO member states. If the court were to find now it did have jurisdiction in the case brought by Croatia, it ‘would give two answers to Serbia to the same question’
THE HAGUE | 27.05.2008.

CROATIA AND BH ‘TWO SIDES OF THE SAME COIN’

As the hearing about the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice in the Croatia vs. Serbia case continues, Zagreb’s legal counsel contend that there is no reason for the Court to rule differently than it ruled in the case brought before the Court by BH
HAG/DEN HAAG | 26.05.2008.

SERBIA: NO GENOCIDE IN CROATIA

At the opening of the preliminary hearing in the Croatia vs. Serbia case, Belgrade’s legal representatives claim the crimes in Croatia cannot be qualified as genocide and challenge the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice in the case Croatia brought before the Court asking it to find Serbia responsible for the violation of the Genocide Convention
27.02.2007.

THE MISSING LINK

What is the meaning and the import of the judgment delivered by the International Court of Justice in the Bosnia-Herzegovina vs. Serbia and Montenegro case? Serbia continuously breaches the Genocide Convention. Did the outcome of the 14-year long legal suit come too early for Bosnia Herzegovina?
THE HAGUE | 26.02.2007.

SERBIA FOUND GUILTY OF FAILURE TO PREVENT AND PUNISH GENOCIDE

The judgment delivered by the International Court of Justice today confirmed that the Bosnian Serb forces committed the genocide in Srebrenica in July 1995. Serbia, in the first place, failed to prevent it, and afterwards failed to punish the perpetrators – first and foremost Ratko Mladic - and surrender them to the Tribunal. BH’s claim for reparation was dismissed by the ICJ
THE HAGUE | 13.02.2007.

BH VS. SaM: JUDGMENT DUE ON 26 FEBRUARY 2007

On Monday 26 February 2007, the International Court of Justice will deliver its judgment on whether the former FRY or the former SaM is responsible for genocide in Bosnia Herzegovina. The judgment comes fourteen years after the legal suit was filed and a year after the start of hearings on the merits
10.05.2006.

HEARING ADJOURNED, VERDICT UNCERTAIN

At the end of the nine weeks of hearings before the International Court of Justice, the lawyers representing Sarajevo and Belgrade talk to SENSE agency, assessing the arguments and evidence. They also discuss the probability that the BH vs. SaM case might end without a judgment on the merits of the case, with the judges deciding they lack jurisdiction in the case
09.05.2006.

BELGRADE: DISMISS ALL BH DEMANDS

Belgrade's representatives urged the judges to dismiss all Sarajevo demands, as the nine-week hearings before the International Court of Justice in the BH vs. SaM case drew to a close. The judges will first deliberate whether they have jurisdiction to adjudicate in the case; if they decide they do, they will then decide on the merits of the case: whether genocide was committed in BH and whether the then FRY – now SaM – is responsible for it
08.05.2006.

BELGRADE: SUM OF ISOLATED CRIMES IS NOT TANTAMOUNT TO GENOCIDE

Bosnia and Herzegovina has failed to present any evidence to prove the existence of a "genocidal pattern", Serbia and Montenegro representatives claim before the International Court of Justice. The pattern of many "isolated crimes that are not tantamount to genocide" cannot, Belgrade contends, be taken as "confirmation that genocide was committed". Belgrade cannot disclose to the other party and the court unredacted documents originating from the Supreme Defense Council