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Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Serbia filed genocide suit against Croatia in ICJ

On January 4, 2010, the Serbian government filed a lawsuit against Croatia in the International Court of Justice (ICJ), accusing the Croatian government of committing genocide during the 1991-1995 Balkan War. The suit is in response to a similar suit filed by Croatia against Serbia in 1999. The ICJ ruled in 2009 that it has jurisdiction to hear that case. Serbian Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic said that Serbia had hoped to avoid filing suit but was left with no choice when Croatia refused to withdraw its case. In its suit, Serbia claims that Croatia committed genocide by expelling its Serb population in 1995.

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