05 August, 2016

ICTY - Radovan Karadžić and Slobodan Milošević

In March 2016, the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) gave judgment in the case of Radovan Karadžić, former President of Republika Srpska (RS) - see the Tribunal's judgment [pdf 2615 pages], this Information Sheet and the earlier post of 24th March

The Tribunal's Press Release of 24th March states:  "Trial Chamber III of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) today convicted Radovan Karadžić, former President of Republika Srpska (RS) and Supreme Commander of its armed forces, of genocide, crimes against humanity and violations of the laws or customs of war committed by Serb forces during the armed conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), from 1992 until 1995. He was sentenced to 40 years’ imprisonment.

Karadžić was convicted of genocide in the area of Srebrenica in 1995, of persecution, extermination, murder, deportation, inhumane acts (forcible transfer), terror, unlawful attacks on civilians and hostage-taking. He was acquitted of the charge of genocide in other municipalities in BiH in 1992."

Karadžić has lodged an appeal - see here

The judgment in Karadžić is analysed in this article by Andy Wilcoxson and it highlights aspects of the Tribunal's judgment concerning Slobodan Milošević.