Radovan Karadzic has been sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison - but in the Balkans, his vile legacy lives on through politicians who deny genocide and refuse to accept the truth about the crimes for which he was convicted.
Follow BIRN’s reporters live for all the latest developments as the UN court in The Hague delivers its final verdict in the genocide and war crimes trial of former Bosnian Serb political leader Radovan Karadzic.
The final verdict in the trial of former Bosnian Serb president Radovan Karadzic for genocide and other wartime crimes will be delivered on Wednesday by the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals in The Hague.
A witness in the trial of eight Serb ex-policemen for the massacre of Bosniaks from Srebrenica in the village of Kravica in 1995 told a Belgrade court how he buried the bodies of about 200 people who were executed.
Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik claims the final verdict in Radovan Karadzic’s trial will be unfair, while Bosniak war victims’ groups want a tougher sentence - suggesting that the ruling will only perpetuate ethnic divides in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
As Radovan Karadzic’s final verdict approaches, witnesses who testified against the former Bosnian Serb political leader recall how they felt when they spoke about his alleged crimes to his face in the courtroom.
The lawyer for one of the defendants in the trial of Serb fighters accused of killing 70 Croatian civilians in the village of Lovas in 1991 clashed with the judge when she suggested that the court violated her client's right to choose his attorney.