SREBRENICA MASSACRE
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Netherlands court finds government responsible for 300 deaths in Srebrenica massacre
July 17, 2014
The District Court of The Hague ruled Wednesday that the Netherlands is liable for the deaths of 300 of the men and boys killed in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. The lawsuit was brought against the Dutch government in April by Mothers of Srebrenica, a group representing mothers and widows of men kil....... [more]

Ratko Mladic opens defense at UN genocide trial
May 19, 2014
Former Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic began his defense case before the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Monday with testimony of Mile Sladoje, a former Serb army officer who claimed that he was never ordered to shoot civilians during the the 1995 Srebrenica....... [more]

ICTY upholds genocide charges against Ratko Mladic for 1995 Srebrenica massacre
April 15, 2014
The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia determined during a session on Tuesday that sufficient evidence exists to uphold charges on two counts of genocide against Ratko Mladic, the former Bosnian Serb general, for his alleged role in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. The Srebrenic....... [more]

Dutch government to compensate families of Srebrenica victims
April 10, 2014
The Dutch government on Thursday announced plans to compensate relatives of three men killed during the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. Each family will receive ?20,000 euros (USD $27,734) as compensation for the deaths of their relatives. The decision came seven months after the Supreme Court rul....... [more]

Srebrenica massacre survivors open civil suit against Dutch government
April 7, 2014
A civil lawsuit against the Dutch government filed by mothers and widows of men killed in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre opened in the Hague District Court on Monday. The Mothers of Srebrenica, a group representing 6,000 women who lost family members during the massacre, originally filed the lawsuit....... [more]

UN SG urges international community to protect human rights
April 2, 2014
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged global leaders Tuesday to commit to ensuring the protection of human rights and an end to mass atrocities. The Secretary-General spoke positively of progress that has been made in holding perpetrators of genocide accountable for their actions, especially with t....... [more]

History of the Court
November 29, 2013
The ICTY delivered its first indictment ever against Dragan Nikolic, the director of the Serb-run Susica Detention Camp in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in November 1994. He was accused of committing crimes against non-Serbs, including sexual violence and torture. After he pleaded guilty in September 2003....... [more]

Bosnia court releases war crimes convicts following Europe rights court ruling
November 19, 2013
The Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) state war crimes court on Tuesday released 10 prisoners connected to war crimes committed during the Bosnian Civil War following a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). Six of these individuals were convicted of genocide for their roles in the Srebren....... [more]

Dutch high court holds state liable for 3 deaths during Srebrenica massacre
September 6, 2013
The Supreme Court of the Netherlands on Friday ruled that the state is responsible for the deaths of three Bosnian Muslims who were murdered shortly after being forced to leave a UN designated "safe area" controlled by the Dutch Battalion (Dutchbat), during the Srebrenica massacre. The court found....... [more]

Bosnia war crimes court handed down first Srebrenica sentences
July 29, 2013
On July 29, 2008, the Court of Bosnia & Herzegovina sentenced its first war crimes suspects from Yugoslavia's violent ethnic conflicts of the 1990s, convicting seven of genocide for their involvement in killings committed at the Srebrenica prison camp. The war crimes Court of Bosnia and Herzegov....... [more]

Military Controversy
July 20, 2013
DADT was a source of deep controversy in the military and social arenas of American politics from its adoption to its repeal. According to its supporters, DADT, codified at 10 USC 654, was necessary to protect unit cohesion, military readiness, combat effectiveness and recruiting and retentio....... [more]




WEBSITES

    Srebrenica [Domovina Net]

    The Fall of Srebrenica [UN]

    Srebrenica Massacre [Wikipedia]

    Srebrenica timeline [BBC]

    Srebrenica Justice Campaign