When will be held the Hearing on Radovan Karadzic’s Appeal in The Hague?

April 14, 2018 3:00 PM

A hearing on Radovan Karadzic’s appeal before the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) will take place on April 23 and 24, in The Hague.

The Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), convicted Radovan Karadzic, the former president of the RS and the supreme commander of its armed forces, for genocide, crimes committed against humanity and violations of the laws and customs of war, which were committed by the Serb forces during the armed conflict in BiH in the period from 1992 to 1995. He was sentenced to 40 years in prison in the verdict that was pronounced on March 24, 2016.

Karadzic was convicted of genocide committed in the area of Srebrenica back in 1995, as well as persecution, extermination, murder, deportation, inhumane acts (forced displacement of people), campaigns of terror, illegal attacks on civilians and taking hostages. He was acquitted of charges for genocide in other municipalities in BiH in 1992.

The Trial Chamber established that Karadzic committed those crimes by participating in a joint criminal enterprise.

The joint criminal enterprise, which was conducted in the period between October 1991 and November 1995, included a joint plan for the removal of Bosniaks and Croats from a territory that was held by Serb forces and through committing crimes in other municipalities all over BiH, as noted in the statement.

The trial was started on October 26, 2009, and it lasted for 499 court days, during which was presented 11,500 exhibits. The Trial Chamber heard testimonies of 586 witnesses, of which 337 were invited by the Prosecution, 248 by the Defense and one by the Trial Chamber.

(Source: Radiosarajevo.ba)

 

 

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