Ruling in Srebrenica massacre case could affect peacekeeping missions worldwide
Tuesday August 19 2014
South Sudan’s Bor town on February 28, 2014 after hundreds of people left their homes due to clashes between security forces and opposition groups allied to former vice president Riek Machar. PHOTO | MOHAMMED ELSHAMY | ANADOLU AGENCY
The judgment may have set a precedent that countries that provide troops for UN missions can be held responsible for their conduct.
The ruling could potentially open a floodgate of lawsuits against UN peacekeeping missions, especially in Africa, considering the failings of a number of them in the region.
Reacting to the ruling, the UN noted that it is too early to tell whether there will be any implications for international peacekeeping missions in future.