The Mothers of Srebrenica war victims’ association filed a complaint against the Netherlands at the European Court for Human Rights, claiming that Dutch UN peacekeepers failed to protect Bosniaks who were killed in the 1995 massacres.
Despite some shortcomings, the Hague Tribunal, which closes this month, has identified and prosecuted those responsible for grave crimes and brought some justice to people who suffered, said members of Bosnia’s Association of Victims.
As Dutch prosecutors confirmed that Bosnian Croat military chief Slobodan Praljak took poison before he died, the Hague Tribunal launched an independent review to establish what went wrong at the UN court.
The UN Detention Centre in Scheveningen is very unusual. It is quiet and has no smell. There is no noise or odour of sweat or a speck of dirt those were the first impressions of Mikka Sarvela about the UN Detention Unit in The Hague, when he was appointed to the position of warden, 15 months ago.