Monday, February 26, 2007

Bosnian and Serbian relations

Could the compromise verdict bring a new understanding and peace to Bosnian-Serbian relations? An editorial from the Australian suggests so.

And for information on an NGO actually dedicated to normalizing relations between Balkan states; check out the Igman Initiative.

1 comment:

Daniel said...

Bosnian Serb forces were under overall control of Serbia:

“[F]or the period material to this case (1992), the armed forces of the Republika Srpska were to be regarded as acting under the overall control of and on behalf of the FRY [the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro)]. Hence, even after 19 May 1992 the armed conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina between the Bosnian Serbs and the central authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina must be classified as an international armed conflict.” See also Tadic, (Appeals Chamber), July 15, 1999, para. 87.


"Earlier in the ruling, Higgins said the court found it established that Serbia "was making its considerable military and financial support available" to the Bosnian Serbs but that it had not known they had genocidal intent."

Does this make any sense to you? It doesn't make much sense to me.