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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide Case (Croatia v Serbia)

Raphael Schäfer

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 26 October 2020

Subject(s):
Actus reus — Mens rea — Ethnic cleansing — Genocide — Burden of proof — Responsibility of states — State succession, international agreements — Travaux préparatoires — Treaties, reservations and declarations

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 The Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Croatia v Serbia) is a case decided by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on 3 February 2015. The case is also known as the ‘Croatian Genocide Convention Case’ to distinguish it from the earlier ‘Bosnian Genocide Convention Case’ (Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide Case [Bosnia and Herzegovina v Serbia and Montenegro]), decided by the Court on 26 February 2007. Together with the Legality of Use of Force cases,...
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