Srebrenica survivors take their case against the UN to Europe's top human rights court

Published October 09, 2012

| Associated Press

Relatives of Srebrenica massacre victims are traveling to the European Court of Human Rights, demanding that international institutions take responsibility for Europe's worst massacre since World War II.

The grieving widows and mothers boarded buses for Strasbourg, France on Tuesday. They will hold a press conference later in the week to press the court to hear their case.

The women have filed suit in the Netherlands, angry that Dutch peacekeepers failed to protect the eastern Bosnian enclave of Srebrenica during the 1992-95 war. Some 8,000 Muslim men were murdered in July 1995 by Serb forces who overran the enclave.

The Dutch Supreme Court allowed part of the suit, but rejected one aspect relating to the U.N. — saying the world body is immune from prosecution. The women want that reversed.

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