Tuesday, November 3, 2009
In an update to one of our blog posts last week, Radovan Karadzic, the former commander of the Bosnian-Serb forces during the war in Bosnia in the 1990s, made his first appearance before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) yesterday in his trial for genocide,war crimes, and crimes against humanity during that conflict. Radovan is conducting his own defense and had previously stated that he would boycott the proceedings. He also has requested a 10-month delay in the proceedings to prepare his defense. Yesterday's hearing was a procedural one to determine how to move forward with the trial.