In the next stage of the trial, which begins in autumn, the defence aims to call hundreds of witnesses ‘to help Karadzic tell his side of the story’.
Despite suggestions from Hague prosecutors that the indictments against Ratko Mladic and Radovan Karadzic may be merged, there are worries that the main result would be delays to Karadzic’s trial.
Wartime Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic says his trial is a “vehicle for the establishment of truth” and if it is fair and uncovers the truth, will serve as a step towards reconciliation.
Bosnian prosecutors still hesitate at filing indictments for genocide but some rights activists believe this may change once the trial of the former Bosnian Serb leader is over.
If the accused is granted a limited extra period to prepare his defence, he will have no excuse to boycott the proceedings.
Here is a timeline of key events in the Bosnian war involving former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, now standing trial for war crimes at the Hague:
Dzenana Sokolovic who lost her son, aged seven, to a sniper in 1994 will be among the first witnesses to appear at the genocide trial of the former Bosnian Serb leader.
The sooner the former Bosnian Serb leader I know so well is sentenced, the sooner the war he began will finally be over.
Sir Geoffrey Nice, lead prosecutor of Slobodan Milosevic, applauds Bosnia’s new war crimes court, compares the Milosevic and Karadzic cases and is mystified by the Florence Hartmann’s indictment.
Prosecution considering altering indictment, which was last updated and consolidated eight years ago.
Neighbours of the mysterious “Dr David” cherish fond memories of the bearded man who saved a swarm of bees, played the fiddle and cured headaches with a touch of his hand.
Unlike the careful and calculated Milosevic, Karadzic has left a mass of incriminating evidence, which will make it harder to fight the charge of genocide at his Hague trial.
To the media in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the arrest of Radovan Karadzic, indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, ICTY, for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, was a true sensation, and one to be exploited day after day.
In July 1995 Srebrenica was shelled and occupied by the Army of Republic of Srpska,VRS, despite being declared a protected area by the United Nations. More than 7,000 people were killed, the victims of genocide.
Key dates and events in the Bosnia war.