Dutch court rules that top Dutch peacekeeper should not be prosecuted for Srebrenica massacre

A Dutch high court has ruled that a retired general who commanded Dutch peacekeepers in the Bosnian enclave of Srebrenica when Bosnian Serb fighters overran the town and massacred some 8,000 Muslim men should not be prosecuted for involvement in the slayings.

The military chamber of the Arnhem court ruled on Wednesday that Gen. Thom Karremans could not be held criminally liable on grounds of command responsibility.

Relatives of three victims of the worst massacre in Europe since World War II wanted Karremans and two other members of the Dutch peacekeeping force to face charges, arguing their family members were turned over to the Serbs when they should have been offered protection.