On September 14, the District Court of The Hague found the Dutch government liable for damages to be paid to a survivor and 7 widows of men killed in 1947 by Dutch soldiers during a massacre in the village of Rawagadeh (now called Balongsari), Indonesia. The court ruled that the statute of limitations barred the claim of a daughter of one of the men killed but not those who were direct victims of war crimes. The Dutch government has never apologized for the killings which took place during the Indonesian War for Independence, 1945-1949. The amount of compensation was not set by the court.
International Law Tidbit
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 @ 8:44 pm
Posted by Sarah Cox