[JURIST] A civil lawsuit against the Dutch government filed by mothers and widows of men killed in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre [BBC timeline; JURIST news archive] opened in the Hague District Court [official website] on Monday. The Mothers of Srebrenica [advocacy website], a group representing 6,000 women who lost family members during the massacre, originally filed the lawsuit [Guardian report; court backgrounder] in 2007, seeking compensation and acknowledgement that UN-backed Dutch troops failed to protect adequately their Muslim husbands and...

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