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  • The Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide is a case set to be heard before the International Court of Justice. The Republic of Croatia filed the suit against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia on July 2, 1999, citing Article IX of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. The application was filed for Croatia by American lawyer David Rivkin. With the transformation of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia into Serbia and Montenegro and the dissolution of that country in 2006, Serbia is considered its legal successor. The Republic of Serbia counter-filed a genocide lawsuit against the Republic of Croatia on January 4, 2010. The application covers missing people, killed people, refugees, expelled people and all military actions and concentration camps with historical account of World War II persecution of Serbs committed by the Independent State of Croatia, puppet state of Nazi Germany, and Ustaše during World War II. Both applications have a financial aspect, seeking compensation of damages. Opening arguments began on Monday 3 March 2014 and will last until 1 April 2014.

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