Thursday, March 01, 2007

Croatia Shelves Demand for War Damages from Montenegro

Article

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.

2 comments:

observer said...

The title of this article is alittle misleading as the Croatian government would like to trade cash payments (something Montenegro cannot afford) for shares in Montenegro's state companies...

alexi said...

hmmm thats sneaky...

Well, so much for Montenegro thinking they were being clever!