DID YOU KNOW?  -- Three years before the 1995 Srebrenica Genocide, Serbs torched Bosniak villages and killed at least 3,166 Bosniaks around Srebrenica. In 1993, the UN described the besieged situation in Srebrenica as a "slow-motion process of genocide." In July 1995, Serbs forcibly expelled 25,000 Bosniaks, brutally raped many women and girls, and systematically killed 8,000+ men and boys (DNA confirmed).

05 July, 2011


Appeals judges have ruled that the Dutch state was responsible for the deaths of Bosniak men during the Srebrenica genocide and ordered the government to pay compensation to their relatives.

The landmark ruling could open the path to other compensation claims by victims who claim they should have been protected by Dutch United Nations peacekeepers during the July 1995 mass killings by Bosnian Serb troops.

Government lawyer Karlijn Teuben said Tuesday she would have to study the decision before deciding whether to appeal.

The case was brought by Hasan Nuhanovic, an interpreter who lost his brother and father and relatives of Rizo Mustafic, an electrician who was killed.