International Court of Justice hears Genocide Convention claims

The International Court of Justice is currently holding a month of hearings at the Peace Palace in The Hague in the case of Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Croatia v. Serbia). 


Croatia claims that Serbia is responsible under international law for alleged violations of the Genocide Convention committed in Croatia from 1991-1992.  Serbia counterclaims that Croatia is responsible for alleged violations of the Genocide Convention during “Operation Storm” in 1995. 


Keir Starmer QC is counsel for Croatia, assisted by pupil Katherine O’Byrne and working with a team of international lawyers led by Professor James Crawford AC SC and Professor Philippe Sands QC.


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