ICTY Convicts Karadžic of Genocide and Other Crimes

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Author: 

Bruce Zagaris

Date Published: 

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Volume: 

32

Issue: 

4

Subject Areas: 

Abuse of Children
Adjective Enforcement
Administration of Justice
Arrest
Charged with Crimes
Comparative and International Law
Conspiracy
Court Conviction
Crimes against Humanity
Criminal Procedure/Proceedings
Disclosure
Evidence Gathering
Genocide
Human Rights
International Courts
International Crimes
International Criminal Court
International Criminal Tribunal
Investigation
Sentencing
Targeted Killings
Torture
Violence
War Crimes

Geographic Identifier: 

Bosnia
Croatia
Serbia

Abstract: 

On March 24, 2016, Trial Chamber III of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) convicted Radovan Karadžic, former President of Republika Srpaska (RS) and Supreme Commander of its armed forces, of genocide, crimes against humanity and violations of the laws or customs of war committed by Serb forces during the armed conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), from 1992 until 1995.  He was sentenced to 40 years’ imprisonment.