In a courtroom in the Hague, the man accused of presiding over one of Europe’s worst cases of genocide since World War II began his defense today.
Radovan Karadzic, the former Bosnian Serb leader, is charged with mass murder at Srebrenica, the destruction of Muslim and Croat villages and the displacement of hundreds of thousands of people in the early 90’s.
A verdict in Karadzic’s trial is not expected for three years. Karadzic is representing himself and has complained that the proceedings were moving too quickly.
For more on the trial, Daljit Dhaliwal speaks with Belinda Cooper, a specialist on genocide and a senior fellow at the World Policy Institute.
Is the pace of justice too slow at international trials, and what can be done to bring about faster resolutions?
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