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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

Rachel Irwin
25 Jan 13
Former Bosnian Serb leader writes to Bosniak ex-commander's lawyer asking him to appear as defence witness.
Defence witness, retired colonel Milosav Gagovic. (Photo: ICTY)
Velma Šarić
18 Jan 13
Witness says his side only responded to "provocations" from forces within city.
Round-table organised by IWPR, held in Sarajevo on 28-Nov-12. (Photo: Vildana Drljevic)
Velma Šarić
19 Dec 12
IWPR report and accompanying film pinpoint deep flaws in the way traumatised victims are treated when they agree to testify.
Rachel Irwin
14 Dec 12
Defendant had argued that peacekeepers were part of hostilities in Bosnia.
Vladimir Radojcic, a defence witness for wartime Bosnian Serb president Radovan Karadzic. (Photo: ICTY)
Velma Šarić
14 Dec 12
Brigade commander in siege of Sarajevo supports Karadzic argument that Bosnian Serb actions were defensive.
Dragan Maletic testifying on behalf of wartime Bosnian Serb president Radovan Karadzic at the Hague tribunal. (Photo: ICTY)
Rachel Irwin
7 Dec 12
Witness says his side only fired back in response to shooting, and denies claims of abuses against local civilians.
Radojka Pandurevic, one of the three defence witnesses in the Karadzic trial whose testimony was dismissed this week on the grounds that it was not relevant to the case. (Photo: ICTY)
Velma Šarić
30 Nov 12
Defence witness testimony concerns mistreatment of Serbs by Bosnian government forces, rather than the crimes for which he is alleged to bear responsibility.
Dusan Zurovac, defence witness in the Karadzic trial. (Photo: ICTY)
Rachel Irwin
16 Nov 12
Former officer denies Sarajevo was besieged and that Serb forces behaved as “aggressor”.
David Nelson
16 Nov 12
Defendant says Naser Oric’s testimony could show that Bosnian Serb attack on Srebrenica was justified.
Richard Gray, defence witness at the Karadzic trial. (Photo: ICTY)
Velma Šarić
9 Nov 12
Former UN observer claims Serb units were not responsible for certain shelling incidents blamed on them.


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.