ICJ did not review full ICTY archive in holding Serbia not guilty of genocide: NYT Brett Murphy at 1:33 PM ET
[JURIST] The International Court of Justice (ICJ) [official website] did not consider the full archives from the war crimes tribunal at The Hague in making its finding that Serbia did not commit genocide [JURIST report] during the 1992-1995 Bosnian war [Wikipedia backgrounder] and was not liable for damages, instead relying on material in the court's public record that had been censored by agreement with Serbian representatives, the New York Times reported Monday. Passages in the ICTY documents used by the ICJ were blacked out as a matter of national security upon the request of the Serbian government and the ICJ did not itself request the complete original archive from Serbia. As a result, lawyers, judges, and legal scholars have raised questions as to the legitimacy of the decision.
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