Saturday, June 10, 2017

Serbia's Idea to Sue NATO for 1999 Bombings 'Viable' - Lawyer

Serbia has formed an international legal team to file charges against NATO for using depleted uranium munitions during the 1999 bombing of Yugoslavia.

The legal team, proposed by the Serbian Royal Academy of Scientists and Artists, will bring together the best lawyers from Serbia and also from Germany, France, Italy, Russia, China, Britain and Turkey.

Serbia to Sue NATO Over Damage Caused by 1999 Bombing of Yugoslavia

In March 1999, NATO launched a series of airstrikes against Federal Yugoslavia.


The aerial campaign and also NATO’s military intervention in Kosovo were not authorized by the UN Security Council and, therefore, violated international law.

In an interview with Radio Sputnik, Vice President of the International Association of Russian-Speaking Lawyers, Mikhail Ioffe, said that Serbia should have filed the lawsuits immediately after the 1999 bombings.

"From a legal standpoint, they should have brought the charges when the damage [caused by the airstrikes] was there for everyone to see, not now that its traces are no longer evident. Still, the damage they caused to the people’s health is hard to miss,” Ioffe said.

He described the idea of suing NATO for the 1999 airstrikes as “viable.”

Sputnik: Serbia Bombing Lawsuit

4 comments:

Matthew Franko said...

maybe the non US members of NATO can pay for the clean up using all the decades of munnie they are in arrears to NATO for...

MRW said...

Good for Serbia, and while they're at it, sue Bill Clinton.

André said...

US will simply say "No, I will not pay for anything you think I should pay, thank you"

There is nothing that serbian lawyers can do...

MRW said...

There might be.