Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Bosnia and Herzegovina v. Serbia and Montenegro)
International Court of Justice
2007 I.C.J. 191
Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bosnia) (plaintiff) brought suit against Serbia and Montenegro (Serbia) (defendant) in 1993 alleging that Serbia violated numerous provisions of the Genocide Convention with respect to protected groups in Bosnia, in particular Bosnia’s Muslim population. The International Court of Justice (ICJ) considered the case and determined that Serbia had not committed genocide, conspired to commit genocide, incited the commission of genocide, or been complicit in genocide within the meaning of the relevant articles of the Convention. The ICJ did, however, find that Serbia violated its responsibility under the Convention to prevent and punish genocide. These findings were based on the ICJ’s interpretation of the “prevent and punish” provision of Article I of the Genocide Convention, the definition of genocide in Article II, and the phrase “responsibility of a State for genocide” in Article IX.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning
What to do next…
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 97,000 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.
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 166,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 13,800 briefs, keyed to 187 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.