ICTY - Radovan Karadžić Trial | Institute for War and Peace Reporting


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.

Aleksandar Vasiljevic, defence witness in the Karadzic trial. (Photo: ICTY)
Rachel Irwin
8 Mar 13
Yugoslav army’s security chief was aware of civilian killings and other abuses.
Rachel Irwin
1 Mar 13
Judges say information that Fikret Abdic might offer is similar to evidence already available.
Vladislav Jovanovic, defence witness for former Bosnian Serb president Karadzic. (Photo: ICTY)
Velma Šarić
1 Mar 13
Former Yugoslav foreign minister says Bosnian Serb leader believed in tolerance.
Zoran Durmic, defence witnesses in the Karadzic trial. (Photo: ICTY)
Velma Šarić
22 Feb 13
Serbs took action only to defend themselves, says police officer from eastern municipality.
Rachel Irwin
22 Feb 13
Defendant argues for more time to check for information possibly not disclosed by prosecution.
Vitomir Zepinic, defence witness in the Karadzic trial. (Photo: ICTY)
Velma Šarić
15 Feb 13
Former official says Bosnian Serb leaders’ harassment led to his mother’s death.
Rachel Irwin
13 Feb 13
Former Bosnian Serb president argued that Naser Oric’s testimony would have shown his own actions were justified.
Dragomir Milosevic, defence witness in the Karadzic trial at the ICTY. (Photo: ICTY)
Rachel Irwin
9 Feb 13
Corps commander says aim was just to maintain military balance around city.
Rachel Irwin
8 Feb 13
Fikret Abdic ran a breakaway Bosniak territory allied with Serbs against the Sarajevo government.
Dragomir Milosevic, defence witness in the Karadzic  trial. (Photo: ICTY)
Rachel Irwin
1 Feb 13
Army chief Mladic checked subordinate’s office for pictures of himself and Karadzic.


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.