In 2017 the Court of Appeal ruled that the Dutch State bore partial liability (30%) for the deaths of around 350 men and boys. The men and boys in question were those who were sent away by Dutch soldiers in the late afternoon of 13 July 1995.
Both the State and the surviving relatives lodged an appeal in cassation with the Supreme Court. In 2019 the Supreme Court ruled that the Dutch State had failed to protect around 350 male refugees who were in the Dutchbat compound in Potočari in the late afternoon of 13 July 1995. The Supreme Court held that the Dutch State was liable for 10% of the damages suffered by the surviving relatives of the deceased refugees. The settlement arrangement is intended to implement the judgment.
In February 2020 the Dutch cabinet decided on the framework of the settlement arrangement. The details of the arrangement were announced on 17 December 2020. The Netherlands Compensation Commission Potočari was established on 2 July 2020 in order to implement the Srebrenica civil-law settlement arrangement. We are responsible for the independent implementation of the arrangement.