For families still searching for loved ones who went missing in wartime Sarajevo, the 30th anniversary of the start of the siege of the capital is a painful reminder that three decades of hope and anguish have passed.
As the former Bosnian Serb military chief, who was convicted of genocide and other wartime crimes by the UN court in June, awaits transfer to prison to serve his life sentence, he is suffering from increasingly poor health, his lawyers said.
A report by a Bosnian Serb-funded commission has claimed the Srebrenica massacres were not genocide and most victims were not civilians – but some of its controversial assertions are contradicted by evidence heard at trials at international courts.
Ahead of the initial verdict in the last trial at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal, BIRN looks back on the landmark judgments, controversies, successes and failures in the UN court’s mission to seek justice for the atrocities of the 1990s.
Former Bosnian Serb political leader Radovan Karadzic, who was sentenced to life in prison for genocide and other wartime crimes, has been transferred to Britain to serve his sentence, his lawyer confirmed.
Former Bosnian Serb Radovan Karadzic’s objections to serving his sentence in a Britain prison, where he claims he could be attacked by Muslim extremists, have been rejected by the Hague war crimes court, his lawyer said.
The former Bosnian Serb political leader’s lawyers objected to the UN court’s decision to send him to Britain to serve his life sentence, claiming that he could be killed by Muslim extremists seeking revenge for his wartime crimes.