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Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, Bosnia and Herzegovina v Yugoslavia, Judgment, Preliminary Objections, ICJ GL No 91, [2006] ICJ Rep 595, ICGJ 71 (ICJ 1996), 11th July 1996, United Nations [UN]; International Court of Justice [ICJ]

Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, Bosnia and Herzegovina v Yugoslavia, Judgment, Preliminary Objections, ICJ GL No 91, [2006] ICJ Rep 595, ICGJ 71 (ICJ 1996), 11th July 1996, United Nations [UN]; International Court of Justice [ICJ]

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Whether the Court had jurisdiction ratione personae to adjudicate Bosnia and Herzegovina's claim that the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) violated the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, considering that although the FRY had not formally acceded to the Convention, it nevertheless expressed its intent to remain bound by treaties to which the former Yugoslavia (Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia or SFRY) was party.

Whether Bosnia and Herzegovina was a party to the Genocide Convention through state succession at the time it submitted its Application, such that the Court might have jurisdiction ratione personae over the dispute.

Whether the Court had jurisdiction ratione personae under the Treaty between the Allied and Associated Powers and the Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes on the Protection of Minorities, considering that even if that the FRY was bound by that Treaty, its obligations under it would be limited to its own territory.

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