Wednesday, October 14, 2009

ICTY Rejects Karadzic's Claim of Immunity

The Appellate Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) has rejected the immunity claim of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic.  He faces 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, including two counts of genocide.  Karadzic argued that Richard Holbrooke (who was a U.S. mediator at the time) had offered him immunity if he left public life; Holbrooke denies ever making such an offer.  Karadzic's trial should start later this month.

A spokesperson for the court said today that there were many errors in the press reports about the Appellate Chamber's decision yesterday.  Click here to see his comments.


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