TRYING TO STOP AGGRESSIVE WAR AND GENOCIDE AGAINST THE PEOPLE AND THE REPUBLIC OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA*
Francis A. Boyle
Professor of International Law
Professor Francis A. Boyle is the Member o the International Expert Team of the Institute for Research of Genocide, Canada
There are numerous accounts of the aggression and genocide perpetrated by the rump Yugoslavia and its Bosnian Serb surrogates against the People and the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina that have been written by journalists, historians, ambassadors, political scientists, and others. This paper tries to tell the story of Bosnia from the perspective of international law. The aggression and genocide against Bosnia and the refusal of the international community to stop it will prove to be one of the pivotal events of the post World War II era. This paper will try to explain what happened, why it happened, and, most importantly, what was wrong with what happened.