Natasa Kandic, the founder of the Humanitarian Law Center (HLC) in Serbia, said on Wednesday there was no chance that the International Court of Justice (ICJ) would rule that Serbia committed genocide in the 1998-1999 war in Kosovo.
Speaking to Pristina Gazeta Express, Kandic said there was no basis for the lawsuit announced by Kosovo’s Prime Minister Albin Kurti.
She told Kosovo’s authorities they should inform the European Union and United Nations about the impunity of members of the former Yugoslav Army and Serbia’s Interior Ministry (MUP) for „the murder of 7,000 Albanian civilians and tell the Europe and UN that Serbia treated those responsible as heroes. For that, Kandic added, Kosovo would have the support of Serbia’s civil society and HLC.
„The Centre would always support justice for victims of the Serb forces, but in the case of genocide charges, we cannot back a political idea which doesn’t contribute to the rule of law and justice for victims,“ Kandic said.
She added that the HLC would, as before, always speak about and provide evidence of Serbia’s Government policy in protecting hundreds of police officers who committed crimes in Kosovo.