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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.

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.
Stephan Joudry, defence witness in the Karadzic trial. (Photo: ICTY)
Velma Šarić
2 Nov 12
Former United Nations officers express uncertainty over prosecution allegation that Serb unit fired fatal shell at Sarajevo market.
Stevan Veljovic, defence witness in the Karadzic trial. (Photo: ICTY)
Rachel Irwin
25 Oct 12
Former Serb officer says heavy mortar unit was redeployed before Markale market was struck.
Karolos Papoulias. (Photo: Colijn Verkempinck/Wikimedia)
Rachel Irwin
25 Oct 12
Judges rule that testimony would not “materially assist” the defendant.
Blagoje Kovacevic, defence witness in the Karadzic trial. (Photo: ICTY)
Rachel Irwin
19 Oct 12
Battalion commander in besieging Serb forces claims incidents were often fabricated to make his side look bad.
Radovan Karadzic in the ICTY courtroom. (Photo: ICTY)
Rachel Irwin
16 Oct 12
Facing charges including genocide, wartime leader denies any wrongdoing.
Rachel Irwin
12 Oct 12
Court registry calculates payment after investigating defendant’s finances.
Radovan Karadzic in the ICTY courtroom. (Photo: ICTY)
Rachel Irwin
5 Oct 12
Accused argues that wartime general could show they never discussed killings at Srebrenica.
Rachel Irwin
28 Sep 12
Lawyers for Bosnian war victims argued that judges were wrong to remove genocide charge relating to towns other than Srebrenica.
Rachel Irwin
21 Sep 12
Defendant requested 600 hours but will get half that, the same as the prosecution.


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.