24 July 2014

Dutch District Court holds the Netherlands responsible for more than 300 Srebrenica deaths

On 16 July 2014, the District Court of The Hague hold that the state of the Netherlands is responsible regarding the death of about 300 men, who were killed subsequent to their eviction from a compound near Srebrenica where Dutch peacekeepers of UNPROFOR (Dutchbat) were posted in 1995.

The case against the Netherlands was brought by the relatives of ten victims and the association ‘Mothers of Srebrenica’. This association has earlier brought claims against the United Nations before Dutch courts and the European Court of Human Rights, which have been rejected on the ground of immunity of the UN.

See here for the judgment in English.

See here for a SHARES blog written on this decision.

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Source: Rechtspraak | Press Release | The Netherlands liable for deportation of more than three hundred men in Srebrenica | The Hague | 16-7-2014

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