Abstract

http://ssrn.com/abstract=1566782
 


 



Legal Mechanisms to Establish Accountability for the Genocide in Srebrenica


Otto Spijkers


Utrecht University School of Law

January 1, 2007

Human Rights & International Legal Discourse, Vol. 1, No. 2, 2007

Abstract:     
This article deals with accountability in the context of the Srebrenica genocide. It looks at various ways in which accountability is - or can be - established for violations of human rights committed by the main perpetrators, the state, and the United Nations and its organs. To hold the main perpetrators accountable for their actions in Srebrenica and the rest of the former Yugoslavia, the UN set up the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). The International Court of Justice recently addressed questions of state responsibility in relation to the genocide of Srebrenica. The UN sent peacekeepers (UNPROFOR) to restore peace and security in the region. Both UNPROFOR and the ICTY have since been accused of human rights violations. At the moment, various individuals are attempting to hold the UN accountable for various acts and omissions, including in relation to Srebrenica. The International Law Commission is working on the legal rules governing the responsibility of international organizations, and the political organs of the United Nations are considering possible accountability mechanisms. All of this is very much work in progress: for the time being the accountability for human rights violations by international organizations is the least developed of all accountability mechanisms.

Accepted Paper Series





Not Available For Download

Date posted: March 10, 2010  

Suggested Citation

Spijkers, Otto, Legal Mechanisms to Establish Accountability for the Genocide in Srebrenica (January 1, 2007). Human Rights & International Legal Discourse, Vol. 1, No. 2, 2007. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1566782

Contact Information

Otto Spijkers (Contact Author)
Utrecht University School of Law ( email )
3508 TC Utrecht
Utrecht
Netherlands
HOME PAGE: http://www.uu.nl/leg/staff/OSpijkers/
Feedback to SSRN


Paper statistics
Abstract Views: 262

© 2014 Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.  FAQ   Terms of Use   Privacy Policy   Copyright   Contact Us
This page was processed by apollo6 in 0.328 seconds