The Clinton Administration has filed a brief supporting a lawsuit against Radovan Karadzic, the Bosnian Serb Leader. Two women, victims of the Balkan war, have filed the lawsuit in an attempt to hold him liable for Bosnian Serb war crimes. One woman says she was raped and mutilated by Serbian soldiers, the other says she witnessed Bosnian Serb soldiers rape and eventually murder her mother. The case is now before an appeals court, which will consider whether or not to overrule a lower court's ruling that Karadzic cannot be tried.
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8/29/2014 Domestic Violence Victims May Now Qualify For Asylum in the US - A recent case has opened the door for victims of domestic violence abroad to qualify for asylum in the United States.
The Justice Department's Board of Immigration Appeals ruled for the first time on Tuesday that a victim of domestic violence fit a specific criterion for asylum: persecution for membership in a particular social group. . . .