- Posted July 16, 2014 by
Netherlands responsible for deportation 300 men of Srebrenica
The Dutch State is responsible for the deportation of more than 300 Muslim men after the fall of the Bosnian "safe area" of Srebrenica.
The State is liable for the damage that the family suffered. That the court in The Hague Wednesday determined.
The men were taken away from the compound of Dutchbat. By the Bosnian Serbs on July 13, 1995.
The court ruled that Dutchbat should have known that the men were in danger. Most men are slain.
Dutch military had at the time of deportation loose identitietspapieren others men found a signal that there was massacres.
Because Dutchbat had full control of the fenced compound of the Dutch UN soldiers were not allowed to participate in the deportation of men.
The court finds the Dutch State is not responsible for the fall of the enclave itself. The lack of air support to protect the enclave is not attributable to the Netherlands.
The Mothers of Srebrenica, relatives of the killed men, have filed the case. According to them, the Dutch soldiers were ordered from Netherlands to rather take any chances. Itself Netherlands would thereby have gone to UN mandates over.
According to the Netherlands, the military could not but help with the evacuation of the population. The Dutch had a genocide can not provide.
The Dutch military had additionally to listen to the UN and not to the Dutch government. That is why, according to the law of the State of any responsibility.