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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.

IWPR Impacts

Radovan Karadzic, former Bosnian Serb political leader in the ICTY courtroom. (Photo: ICTY)
Velma Šarić
21 Feb 14
Former officials say they were unaware of mistreatment at Omarska and Keraterm detention centres.
Mitar Rasevic, defence witness in the Karadzic trial at the ICTY. (Photo: ICTY)
Velma Šarić
20 Feb 14
Karadzic trial hears testimony from former guard commander at notorious detention centre.
Defence witness Mico Stanisic in the ICTY courtroom. (Photo: ICTY)
Rachel Irwin
7 Feb 14
Karadzic defence witness says there was no joint plan for the wartime expulsion of Bosniaks and Croats.
Radovan Karadzic in the ICTY courtroom. (Photo: ICTY)
Rachel Irwin
4 Feb 14
Defendant wants investigation into his assertion that private conversations were monitored.
Ljubisa Beara testifing on behalf of wartime Bosnian Serb president Radovan Karadzic at the ICTY. (Photo: ICTY)
Rachel Irwin
24 Jan 14
Witness tells Karadzic judges he was far away when mass killings took place.
Prvoslav Davinic, defence witness in the Radovan Karadzic trial. (Photo: ICTY)
Rachel Irwin
17 Jan 14
Testimony focuses on discussions held in New York and Bosnia.
Milomir Stakic, defence witness in the Karadzic trial. (Photo: ICTY)
Rachel Irwin
20 Dec 13
Statement from Milomir Stakic says he never heard Bosnian Serb leader calling for other groups to be deported.
Vidoje Blagojevic, defence witness in the Karadzic trial. (Photo: ICTY)
Rachel Irwin
13 Dec 13
Vidoje Blagojevic served lengthy sentence after being convicted for his role in the massacre.
Momcilo Krajisnik, defence witness in the Karadzic trial. (Photo: ICTY)
Velma Šarić
19 Nov 13
Bosnian Serb wartime politician Momcilo Krajisnik accuses the other side of seeking conflict.
Vujadin Popovic, defence witness in the Karadzic trial. (Photo: ICTY)
Rachel Irwin
8 Nov 13
Wartime army intelligence officer says president knew nothing of killings, and he did not see any happening himself.


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.