Prosecutors want the UN court to give former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic a life sentence for genocide and other crimes this week - but his defence insists the trial was unfair and the final verdict should acquit him.
A new behind-the-scenes documentary tracking the marathon trial of Ratko Mladic has upset some by depicting the genocide defendant as a human being, not a monster - but its director says it’s necessary to understand why people commit terrible crimes.
As Radovan Karadzic’s final verdict approaches next week, many of the 12 years he spent evading arrest remain shrouded in secrets that the Serbian and Bosnian authorities seem reluctant to probe, and people who helped him remain unprosecuted.
Radovan Karadzic, the Bosnian Serbs’ wartime president, spent years on the run before he was caught and tried, and could now be jailed for the rest of his life when the Hague war crimes court delivers its final verdict next week.
As the Hague-based Kosovo Specialist Chambers move closer to indicting former guerrillas, strict security measures have been imposed in an attempt to protect witnesses from threats and prevent cases from collapsing.
Lahi Brahimaj, a former senior Kosovo Liberation Army officer and the uncle of Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj, was summoned for questioning by Hague prosecutors, six years after he was acquitted by another international tribunal.
The UN court in the Hague granted early release to Valentin Coric, one of the six leaders of the unrecognised Bosnian Croat statelet of Herzeg-Bosnia who were convicted for war crimes during 1992-1994.