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Bosnia to appeal UN ruling clearing Serbia of genocide

Bosnia will appeal a seven-year-old UN court ruling that cleared Serbia of genocide charges.

Although the 2007 judgment by the International Court of Justice concluded that genocide had taken place in Srebrenica in 1995, when around 8000 Muslims were massacred by Bosnian Serbs, the court did not find Serbia directly responsible.

The Muslim Bosniak member of Bosnia’s tripartite presidency, Bakir Izetbegovic, announced that the appeal request would be submitted before next week’s deadline, despite lack of consent from his Croat and Serb presidential counterparts.

The decision may trigger a political crisis, with Bosnian Serb legislators planning to boycott parliament in opposition.

Read more on Reuters.