Judgment of Supreme Court of the Netherlands Will Open Its Doors for Others to Obtain Justice

Judgment of Supreme Court of the Netherlands Will Open Its Doors for Others to Obtain Justice

 

By Nevena Šarenac – Sarajevo

The Coordinator of the Coalition ‘Prvi Mart’ Emir Suljagić commented on the final judgment issued today by the Supreme Court of the Netherlands, which stated that the country was responsible for the death of three Bosniaks from the Nuhanović and Mustafić family who were killed in the genocide in Srebrenica on 1995. He said that this is the biggest and most important thing that happened in Srebrenica since its fall.

‘’None of this would have happened had it not been for the persistence of Hasan Nuhanović. I am deeply moved that Hasan won the lawsuit, because this opened the door for others to also get at least a piece of justice’’, said Suljagić to Fena Agency.

One of the last citizens who left Srebrenica after the fall of this UN Safe Zone in July 1995, the head of surgery at the military hospital in Srebrenica Dr. Ilijaz Pilav said to Fena on the occasion of this judgment that ‘’the final piece of justice has arrived in this world’’.

“On the other hand, the importance of this judgment is greater because it opens the possibility to carry out other disputes in a concrete way, and not only against the Netherlands, but also against the UN. Because in this case, a judgment against the UN was brought in an indirect way’’, said Dr. Pilav.

The Supreme Court of the Netherlands issued a final judgement today by which the Netherlands is responsible for the death of three Bosniaks from the Nuhanović i Mustafić families that were killed in the genocide in Srebrenica in July 1995. This was the first genocide after the Second World War where more than 8.000 people from Srebrenica, mostly men and boys, were killed.

Hasan Nuhanović, who was a translator for the UN in the safe zone of Srebrenica, launched the civil action against the Netherlands. His brother and father were killed in the genocide, and the family of Riza Mustafić was also killed.