Official: BiH submitted the Application for Revision of Judgment in the Lawsuit of BiH against Serbia

lawsuit BiH court revisionAgent of BiH in the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Sakib Softic, submitted a request for review of the judgment in the lawsuit of BiH against Serbia for aggression and genocide.

Softic submitted the request accompanied by the head of the BH expert team who worked on gathering evidence for the revision of the judgment in the lawsuit of BiH, David Scheffer and Dutch lawyer Phon van den Biesen.

When it comes to further procedures, the International Court of Justice in The Hague will check the facts and deadlines, and then direct request of our country on observations to Serbia.

To recall, on the consultation of the justification of the revision procedure, which was held in mid-February in Sarajevo, whose sponsor was a member of the Presidency of BiH Bakir Izetbegovic, it was decided that BiH will ask for the review of the lawsuit.

Notice of application caused strong reactions from politicians from the RS, as well as the highest political officials from Serbia. Thus, President of Serbia Tomislav Nikolic said that it is uncertain what will happen in BiH, and what will be the relations with Serbia in the future.

It remains questionable how the submission of the request for review of the judgment will affect the political process in BiH due to the fact that the presidents of political parties from the RS are gathered in the Alliance for Change, which is in coalition with the SDA, HDZ, and SBB on the state level, said that from the moment of submitting the application in the Hague parliamentary majority no longer exists in BiH.

BiH filed a lawsuit for genocide against the then Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro) to the International Court of Justice, the highest judicial instance in the United Nations system in 1993.

The verdict was reached on the 26th of February 2007, and the ICJ found that genocide was committed in Srebrenica, but not in the other BH municipalities, and thus excluded the responsibility of Serbia for genocide.

The court only established the failure of Serbia in the prevention and punishment of genocide.

(Source: Er. M./Klix.ba)

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