Serb member of presidency "won't allow" revision of lawsuit

Mladen Ivanic says he will "not allow" the launching of a revision of the International Court of Justice ruling in Bosnia's genocide lawsuit against Serbia.

Source: Beta

Ivanic is the Serb member of the Presidency of Bosnia-Herzegovina. The possibility of a revision was announced earlier in the week, and in the wake of the Hague Tribunal's ruling in the trial of Radovan Karadzic, by the Bosniak (Muslim) member of the same body, Bakir Izetbegovic.

The International Court of Justice previously ruled that genocide had been committed in Srebrenica but that Serbia was not responsible or complicit in it. The deadline for Bosnia-Herzegovina to renew the case expires in 11 months.

"A potential revision of the lawsuit against Serbia cannot and will not happen as the procedure requires a decision by the Presidency, and I, as the Serb member of the Presidency, will not vote for it and it is absolutely impossible for the decision to be brought counter to my will," Ivanic said in Sarajevo on Tuesday, Beta agency reported.

He added there was "a theoretical chance of him being outvoted in the Presidency, but that in that case he had the right to veto the Presidency's decision and that he was sure that the the RS Assembly would support him."


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