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ICTY - Radovan Karadžić Trial

Wartime Bosnian Serb president Radovan Karadžić was arrested in July 2008 after 13 years on the run and transferred to The Hague shortly afterwards. Since then, IWPR has been producing comprehensive analysis and reports on his case as part of its long standing International Justice/ICTY programme.

Radovan Karadžić during his trial judgement on 24 March 2016. (Photo: ICTY)
Daniella Peled
24 Mar 16
Ex-president convicted of 10 out of the 11 charges against him.
A family mourn over a coffin among 136 victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre in the hall at the Potocari cemetery and memorial near Srebrenica on July 9, 2015. (Photo: Matej Divizna/Getty Images)
Anthony Borden
10 Jul 15
"Never again" does not mean much when divisions remain so deep.
A mourner at the Potocari cemetary near Srebrenica, July 9, 2015. (Photo: Matej Divizna/Getty Images)
10 Jul 15
Images reflect unresolved issues around an undisputed massacre.
Radovan Karadzic in the ICTY courtroom. (Photo: ICTY)
Daniella Peled
9 Oct 14
Judges retire to consider evidence of nearly 600 witnesses and more than 11,500 exhibits.
Melissa Pack presenting final prosecution arguments at the  Karadzic trial. (Photo: ICTY)
3 Oct 14
Accused says he only found out about Srebrenica later, and claims fewer were killed there than indictment states.
Rachel Irwin
23 May 14
Defendant argues that prosecution broke rules regarding disclosure of evidence.
Radovan Karadzic in the ICTY courtroom. (Photo: ICTY)
Rachel Irwin
28 Mar 14
Defendant to summarise his case nearly five years after proceedings began at the Hague tribunal.
Radovan Karadzic in the ICTY courtroom. (Photo: ICTY)
Rachel Irwin
21 Mar 14
Filing related to a previously unknown grave site found in Prijedor last year.
Rachel Irwin
14 Mar 14
Defendant had claimed the American embassy monitored confidential calls with lawyer.
Rachel Irwin
13 Mar 14
Newly uncovered burial site said to be “directly relevant” to charges.


Radovan Karadzic (Photo: Serge Ligtenberg/Getty Images)

case summary and charges

Karadžić Case Summary   ▸

Radovan Karadžić, the wartime president of Bosnia’s self declared Serb Republic (known as Republika Srpska), is standing trial at The Hague tribunal on ten counts of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. From 1992 to 1996, he was the highest authority in the Bosnian Serb government and the “supreme leader” of its military.

The Charges Against Karadžić   ▸

The ICTY's Karadžić indictment was initially issued in 1995 and last updated in October 2009.