When Karadzic was selected as Bosnian Serb leader in 1989, no one then imagined he would end up presiding over sieges, concentration camps and the worst crime to occur in Europe since World War II.
The Bosnian Serb authorities continue to employ a man linked to the separation and inhumane treatment of civilians after the fall of Srebrenica.
Bosniaks and Serbs divided over plans to revive the war-shattered municipality.
Blow to Sarajevo as judges rule Belgrade did not aid or abet genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1992-5 war.
Experts query draft law on how the process would work, while victims complain they have not been consulted.
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.
The Bosnian Serb commander’s role in the genocide committed in Srebrenica is described in detail in many indictments and verdicts pronounced before local and international judicial institutions.
Indictments in 1995 and 2000, further amended in 2002 and 2010, charge the former commander of the Republika Srpska Army with genocide and other crimes.
When Mladic ordered his army to bomb the people of Sarajevo until they ‘go insane’, he revealed the murderous intentions that would culminate in the Srebrenica massacre.