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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.

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.
Defence witness Jovan Zametica. (Photo: ICTY)
Velma Šarić
1 Nov 13
Former close associate claims defendant exerted little authority over Bosnian Serb army.
Rachel Irwin
11 Oct 13
Former Bosnian Serb leader wanted to give interview to German reporter.
Carla del Ponte, former tribunal prosecutor. (Photo: Jean-Marc Ferré/UN Photo)
Rachel Irwin
4 Oct 13
Karadzic alleges that confidential information may have been disclosed by former official.
Carla del Ponte, former tribunal prosecutor. (Photo: Jean-Marc Ferré/UN Photo)
Rachel Irwin
27 Sep 13
Defendant calls for investigation into former Hague prosecutor.
Rachel Irwin
30 Aug 13
Defendant argues that appeals institution designed to succeed tribunal wasn’t properly constituted. Judges disagree.
Rachel Irwin
23 Aug 13
Defendant argued that current proceedings needed to be split in two after genocide charge was reinstated.
Dusan Dunjic, defence witness testifying at the trial of former Bosnian Serb president Radovan Karadzic. (Photo: ICTY)
Velma Šarić
29 Jul 13
Forensic expert appearing for defence argues that many bodies did not date from July 1995 massacre.
Radovan Karadzic in the ICTY courtroom. (Photo: ICTY)
Rachel Irwin
29 Jul 13
Former Bosnian Serb leader says including count one would delay his trial.
Radislav Krstic in the ICTY courtroom. (Photo: ICTY)
Rachel Irwin
19 Jul 13
Former army officer had refused to give evidence in Karadzic trial.


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.