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Ruling casts doubt over peacekeeping missions

by Toby Vogel at European Voice  July 5, 2011

The deaths of three Bosnian Muslims in Srebrenica 16 years ago could change the way EU member states contribute troops to peacekeeping missions.

A Dutch appeals court in The Hague today (5 July) ruled that the Dutch state is responsible for the deaths of the three men in July 1995. They were killed after Dutch soldiers serving in a United Nations protection mission handed them over to Bosnian Serb forces under the command of General Ratko Mladić. (A UN court, also in The Hague, is currently preparing Mladić’s own trial on genocide charges for the events in Srebrenica.)

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July 6, 2011 - Posted by | United Nations | , , , ,

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