UN tribunal rejects Karadzic request for new trial
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||3 September 2012|
|Cite as||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, UN tribunal rejects Karadzic request for new trial, 3 September 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/504719ae1e.html [accessed 13 March 2014]|
September 03, 2012
Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic in The Hague
The UN's war crimes court has rejected a request by Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic for a new trial.
Karadzic has been on trial since October 2009 on war crimes charges including genocide for allegedly masterminding Serbian atrocities during Bosnia's 1992-95 war.
He has pleaded not guilty to all the charges.
Last month, he asked the International Criminal Court for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) for a fresh trial, accusing prosecutors of being late in disclosing evidence favorable to his defense.
The ruling on September 3 by judges at The Hague-based tribunal says delays in evidence disclosure have not infringed Karadzic's right to a fair trial.
The UN court has repeatedly delayed Karadzic's trial to enable him to review newly disclosed evidence.
Based on reporting by AFP and AP