Quimbee logo
DMCA.com Protection Status
From our private database of 19,800+ case briefs...

Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide

International Court of Justice
2007 I.C.J. 43 (2007)


The Bosnian Serb Army massacred thousands of people at Srebrenica during the Bosnian War. A secessionist group from the former Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) called the Republika Srpske directed that militia, also known as the Vojska Republika Srpske or VRS. The president of the Republika Srpske appointed its military officers, and they remained subject to its political leadership. But the FRY provided Republika Srpske with substantial financial support, including paying some officer salaries and other benefits. After the war, FRY became Serbia and Montenegro (defendants). Bosnia and Herzegovina (plaintiffs) brought a lawsuit seeking to hold them responsible for crimes against humanity in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment on the Crime of Genocide. Specifically, Bosnia claimed that FRY acted by and through the Bosnian Serb Army and held responsibility for committing the Srebrenica massacres.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning

What to do next…

  1. Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.

    You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 509,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students. Read our student testimonials.

  2. Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.

    Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students. Read more about Quimbee.

Here's why 509,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:

  • Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 19,800 briefs, keyed to 985 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
  • The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
  • Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
  • Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.

Questions & Answers

Have a question about this case?

Sign up for a free 7-day trial and ask it

Sign up for a FREE 7-day trial