This week’s ICJ judgment in the genocide suit that Bosnia and Herzegovina brought against Serbia is seen as a warning that the judicial route to compensation is unlikely to produce results.
On February 26, the court largely exonerated Serbia of responsibility for wartime genocidal acts in Bosnia and Herzegovina, ruining Sarajevo’s hopes of securing reparations from Belgrade.
Luka Brkic, a professor of international economic relations at Zagreb University, told Balkan Insight that the verdict had important implications for Croatia’s international lawsuits.
“Croatia won’t get a judgment [against Serbia at the ICJ], which would be the grounds for getting reparations out of Serbia,” he predicted.
Thursday, March 01, 2007
Croatia Shelves Demand for War Damages from Montenegro