Croatia's allegations against Serbia of genocide during the early 1990s will be heard at the International Court of Justice, the court has decided. Judges at the UN's highest court in The Hague voted 10-7 that it had the jurisdiction to hear the case. Croatian sources say that 20,000 Croatians died in the conflict, while hundreds of thousands of Serbs living there were displaced. This will be only the second genocide case to come before the court. The first was also brought against Serbia - by Bosnia. In February 2007, the ICJ cleared Serbia of direct responsibility for genocide during the Bosnian war but said Serbia had broken international law by failing to stop the killings. (BBC)

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