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International Law Keyed to Damrosche
Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Bosnia and Herzegovina v. Serbia and Montenegro)
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A suit was brought against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro) (D) under the Genocide Convention by Bosnia and Herzegovina (P). The plaintiffs alleged that Serbia (D) contravened the Convention by committing genocide against Bosnia’s (P) Muslim population. The International Court of Justice in this first part of the case threw more light on the provisions of the Genocide Convention, including the undertaking to “prevent and punish” genocide in Article I, the definition of genocide in Article II, and the phase “responsibility of a State for genocide” in Article IX. (See Chapter 8, pages 54-55 for additional facts in this case).
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