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Croatia Takes Serbia to Court

warCroatia will attempt to prove that Serbia breached the 1948 Genocide Convention during the 1990’s homeland war in a trial that has opened in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Netherlands today…

Croatia’s day in court has finally come after the nation sued Serbia in 1999 for genocide charges stemming from the 1991-1995 war of independence, claiming that its neighbours had breached the 1948 Genocide Convention through ethnic cleansing of Croats. Serbia has issued a countersuit, claiming more than 200,000 ethnic Serbs were forced to flee Croatia during Operation Storm in 1995. The court hearing is expected to take up to one month.

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