ICTY Rules Karadzic will face two Genocide Charges

This is big:

Tuesday, February 17, 2009 (06:22:25), EST

ICTY Rules Karadzic will face two Genocide Charges

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) ruled that Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic would face two charges of genocide in stead of one. The first count referring to the crimes committed in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1992 and the second one referring to the Serbenica Massacre.

63 year old Radovan Karadzic was arrested in Belgrade last July, thirteen years after he was first inducted by ICTY. Karadzic faces in total, 11 charges of genocide, war crimes and crime against humanity for the 44 months (1992 – 1996) seize of Sarajevo – the longest seize in the modern history that left apparoximately 10,000 dead, and the July 1995 massacre of around 8000 muslim men and boys in Serbenica. Karadzic was co – founder of Serbian Democratic Party and President of Republika Srpska from 1992 to 1996.

If he is convicted on genocide charges for Bosnia and Herzegovina, that ruling could significantly affect genocide determinations in the future.   Stay tuned.


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Advocacy. Politics. Life. Martha Heinemann Bixby.
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