U.N.'s Top Court: Croatia And Serbia Didn't Commit Genocide
The International Court of Justice in the Hague said Tuesday both Serbia and Croatia committed atrocities in the early 1990s but not genocide.By Elizabeth Hagedorn | February 3, 2015
Nearly 20 years after a peace agreement ended modern Europe's bloodiest ethnic war, the U.N.'s highest court has ruled neither Serbia nor Croatia committed genocide against each other's people. (Video via International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY))
For most of the 20th century, Serbia and Croatia were part of Yugoslavia. But in the 1990s, a bitter war over Croatia’s independence split them apart, leaving over 20,000 people dead. (Video via BBC)
Tuesday’s ruling was years in the making. Back in 1999, Croatia filed a lawsuit against the Serbian government, accusing it of targeting ethnic Croats during the war.