Adjudicating Disputes Arising from the Armed Conflicts in the former Yugoslavia: The Role of the International Court of Justice

The judgment in the Croatia v. Serbia case rendered by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on 3 February 2015 marks the end of the last dispute brought before this Court as part of the armed conflicts in the Balkans.

The talk by Associate Professor Gentian Zyberi will first provide a general overview of these cases and the role of the ICJ in solving these disputes and furthering peace and reconciliation in the region. Then, focusing on the last judgment, a number of other issues will be dealt with, including the importance of the judgment of the Court in clarifying the elements of mens rea and actus reus of the crime of genocide, and issues of proof.


PluriCourts organizes international law lunches once a month where scholars from the University of Oslo and external researchers and practitioners present current topics of public international law. The international law lunches are open to all.

Published Feb. 11, 2015 1:22 PM - Last modified Mar. 4, 2016 1:45 PM