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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.

Presiding judge and tribunal president Theodor Meron reading out the appeal verdict reinstating the genocide count in open court on July 11. (Photo: ICTY)
Rachel Irwin
12 Jul 13
Charge relates to Bosnian municipalities other than Srebrenica. The genocide charge for the massacre there was never dropped.
Defence witness Cedomir Zelenovic giving testimony on behalf of wartime Bosnian Serb president Radovan Karadzic. (Photo: ICTY)
Velma Šarić
11 Jul 13
Witness claims officials were unable to curb militia rampage in Bosniak-majority town.
Defence witness Milenko Karisik. (Photo: ICTY)
Rachel Irwin
5 Jul 13
Defence witness declines to answer why his department did not investigate journalist’s massacre claims.
Bogdan Subotic, defence witness in the Hague trial of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic. (Photo: ICTY)
Velma Šarić
24 Jun 13
Former adviser insists Bosnian Serb president was never allowed to get involved in military operations.
Vojislav Seselj, defence witness in the Radovan Karadzic trial. (Photo: ICTY)
Goran Jungvirth
24 Jun 13
Politician rejects charges that he and the defendant were part of joint criminal enterprise.
Ljubomir Borovcanin testifying as a defence witness for wartime Bosnian Serb president Radovan Karadzic. (Photo: ICTY)
Rachel Irwin
7 Jun 13
Questioning focuses on what senior police officer saw, knew and did as mass killings began.
Dane Katanic appeared for the defence in Karadzic’s trial at the ICTY. (Photo: ICTY)
Velma Šarić
24 May 13
Witness Dane Katanic was local government official who met Radovan Karadzic after Srebrenica fell to Bosnian Serb army.
Rachel Irwin
24 May 13
Summary of his evidence says he will say Bosnian Serb leader was not "antagonistic" towards Muslims and Croats.
Zorica Subotic testifying on behalf of wartime Bosnian Serb president Radovan Karadzic. (Photo: ICTY)
Velma Šarić
17 May 13
Prosecutors challenge credentials of ballistics expert who argues Bosnian Serbs were not responsible for Sarajevo shell attacks featured in indictment.
Judges have granted Radovan Karadzic’s request to subpoena Zdravko Tolimir. (Photo: iCTY)
Rachel Irwin
10 May 13
Convicted of genocide in December, General Zdravko Tolimir declined to appear voluntarily as defence witness for wartime president.


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.