Today the Supreme Court of the Netherlands upheld a ruling by the Appeals Court of The Hague that the Dutch State is responsible for the death of three Muslim men during the fall of the Srebrenica-enclave in July 1995. This marks the end of a protracted legal battle, initiated on behalf of the surviving relatives by lawyer Liesbeth Zegveld.

Read the press release by the Supreme Court here.



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