World Court ruling against Yugoslavia

[JURIST] The International Court of Justice [official website] at The Hague ruled by a 10-3 margin Monday that Yugoslavia is bound by a 1996 ICJ decision that it has jurisdiction to adjudicate a 1993 genocide claim by Bosnia against Yugoslavia. Yugoslavia had argued that the present state of Yugoslavia did not continue the international legal and political personality of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, was not a Member of the United Nations, was not a State party to the Statute of the Court, and was not a State party to the Genocide Convention under which the case had been brought. Read the ICJ press release on the ruling and review the judgments of the Court [text].



 

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