Ruling marks an important development in international law - the first time the Genocide Convention has been applied at the ICJ.
There were rare instances of Bosnian Serbs helping their Muslim neighbours, but the majority of them were either bystanders or perpetrators in crimes committed against Bosniaks.
Certainly the fact that some Bosnian Serbs helped the paramilitary groups track down, imprision and kill their neighbors should not be ignored or in anyway sugarcoated, but the exceptionally brave few who in many cases risked their lives to save their neighbors should not be ignored either; I know I have read several anecdotal stories of Bosnian Serbs who helped their Bosniak neighbors. Svetlana Broz has written a book about Bosnians helping Bosnians during the war. Bosniaks helping Bosnian Serbs, Bosnian Serbs helping Bosnian Croats, Bosnian Croats helping Bosniaks and so and and so on.
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