Experts: Request for Review of the Lawsuit will show the seriousness of BH Political Establishment

kurtcehajicYesterday in Sarajevo City Hall was organized counseling on applying for revision of the judgment of the International Court of Justice in the case of BiH against Serbia for genocide and aggression. Professor Suad Kurtcehajic says that the request for revision must be made at all costs.

There are nine days left until the deadline for submission of requests for revision, as Nuhanovic said, a former interpreter of the United Nations (UN) in Srebrenica and those responsible for the eventual application for revision of a judgment in the case of BiH against Serbia did their job.

“Given that we have a few days until the deadline of application, they did their job. I contributed as much as I could to the team, but I do not know how much it will be taken as significant because I have not seen the text of the application. I think that after yesterday’s meeting in the Presidency things should not be exaggerated,” said Nuhanovic.

He added that the team that was engaged in gathering evidence on a possible application for review was professionally engaged for a long time.

“I emphasize that the process of revision must be done at all costs. If we get refused in the pre-procedure due to lack of evidence, then it would be at the expense of the political leadership and certainly, the people would adequately react – mostly with anger. It would be very problematic if Serbia would pass unpunished. The request for revision must be done regardless of whether we have adequate evidence. Ten years is a time limit for the submission of the revision, and the subjective is six months. If we wanted, we could have run this procedure much earlier, but we were not interested,” said Kurtcehajic.

According to him, the team could be formed in 2007 and monitor the situation regarding the new evidence at all times. It is very important that the genocide in Srebrenica was judged, considers Kurtcehajic, and in order for Serbia to respond to the crime, the court must be concentrated on whether there is a connection between the committed genocide in Srebrenica and Serbia.

“This connection exists in the sense that some officers of the Army of the RS (VRS), to whom was judged for genocide, were set up and financed by Belgrade. Someone cannot be convicted for genocide, who is funded from Belgrade and was appointed by the command place in Serbia and that the state is not responsible. I believe that it is directly responsible and that for this must be clear and concrete evidence. We must establish a causal link between Serbia and the genocide in Srebrenica,” said professor.

The deadline for submitting the application for revision of a judgment according to the lawsuit of BiH against Serbia expires on the 26th of February. We remind that BiH filed a lawsuit against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (later Serbia and Montenegro, and eventually Serbia) in 1993 before the International Court of Justice in The Hague. The verdict was reached on the 26th of February 2007 in connection with a dispute related to the violation of the Convention on the prevention and punishment of the crime of genocide.

(Source: A. Bijelonja/Klix.ba)


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