The Netherlands Compensation Commission Potočari (NCCP) is the independent executor of the Srebrenica civil law settlement. This compensation scheme applies to the relatives of the deceased male refugees who were staying at the UN compound in Potočari in the afternoon of 13 July 1995. The spouse/partner, parents, children, brothers and sisters of this specific group of victims could submit a request for compensation from June 15, 2021 to June 14, 2023.

Requests received by the NCCP before 15 June 2023 will be assessed according to the procedure. Requests submitted on or after June 15 will not be considered by the Committee. If your request is received on or after 15 June 2023, you will not receive an acknowledgment of receipt from the NCCP.

The offices in Sarajevo and The Hague will remain open after June 14, 2023 to review requests and answer questions about requests submitted before June the 15th.


Submitted requests

You will receive a confirmation of receipt from the committee. Your claim will be processed according to the procedure.

Yes. You submitted your claim before 15 June. The normal procedure applies to you. You can submit the additional information after 15 June.

Yes. You submitted your claim before 15 June. Then the normal procedure applies. In this case please contact us. You can also request a call back via the ‘request for information’ form on this website.


UN Compound

The UN compound is defined in the court decision and in the civil law settlement as the factory site in Potočari where a battery factory was located before the war. On this former factory site, located on the right side of the road from Srebrenica to Bratunać, there were an assembly hall, sheds and an office building. As of April 1994, Dutchbat’s headquarters was located here. A characteristic feature of the compound were the very large halls of the battery factory in which Dutchbat’s vehicles were located. In front of these halls there was a large lawn. The terrain of the UN compound was fenced off with a high fence. Dutchbat guard posts were set up on the edges of the fencing.

The civil settlement concerns the approximately 350 male refugees who were in the UN compound on the afternoon of July 13, 1995. Compared to the total number of victims of the genocide, this is a limited group. The judge ruled that the Dutch State is liable for the fate of the group of male refugees, who on the afternoon of 13 July 1995 were still in the halls of the former battery and accumulator factory. According to the opinion of the Court, Dutchbat acted unlawfully towards this group of men. For Dutchbat should have offered these men the choice to stay behind in the halls. By not offering that choice they have deprived these men of a (small) chance to stay out of the hands of the Bosnian Serbs. After all, in the large halls of the former battery and accumulator factory that now belonged to the UN compound, the male refugees were hidden from the sight of the Bosnian Serbs.

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