Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic finally took the stand Monday at the U.N.'s international tribunal at The Hague to defend himself against genocide charges stemming from the 1992-1995 Bosnian conflict.
The genocide trial of Radovan Karadzic resumed Monday after a four-month postponement, with the former Bosnian Serb leader presenting his opening statements.
Bosnia's constitution violates European human rights law by banning Jews, Roma and other ethnic minorities from running for president or the upper chamber of Parliament, the European Court of Human Rights ruled.
The war crimes tribunal trying Bosnian genocide suspect Radovan Karadzic is imposing a lawyer on him, it announced Thursday.
Bosnian war crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic launched a full-throated attack on the International War Crimes Tribunal Tuesday, as he appeared at a hearing to discuss his refusal to appear for trial.
Prosecutors in the long-awaited war crimes trial of Radovan Karadzic said they will push ahead Tuesday, though the Bosnian Serb leader is expected to be a no-show once again.
After Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic's failure to appear at the start of his trial on genocide and war crimes charges CNN Senior International Correspondent Nic Robertson explains what happens next.
The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia has successfully brought dozens of war criminals to justice, but a "truth commission" is still necessary if the region's ethnic factions are ever to achieve lasting reconciliation, according to a former legal adviser to the court.
U.N. judges adjourned the long-awaited war-crimes trial of Radovan Karadzic on Monday after the former Bosnian Serb leader refused to appear on the opening day.
Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic intends to skip the start of his war crimes trial because he says he has had too little time to prepare, a spokeswoman for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia said Thursday.
Adolf Hitler, Pol Pot, Slobodan Milosevic. They are household names, infamous for masterminding genocide. But who were the foot soldiers who did the dirty work?
Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic was in U.N. custody at The Hague on Wednesday, preparing for his first court appearance more than 13 years after he was first indicted for war crimes, genocide, and crimes against humanity.
Supporters of Radovan Karadzic rally in Serbia as his extradition nears.
CNN's Alessio Vinci reports on the delays in Radovan Karadzic's extradition to face a war crimes tribunal.
The Bosnian Serb accused war criminal is following a long-standing tradition by planning to defend himself
CNN's Christiane Amanpour recalls the rise to prominence and notoriety of captured Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic.
The arrest of Bosnian Serb war crimes fugitive Radovan Karadzic is an important step in the reconciliation process in the Balkans, Christiane Amanpour, CNN senior international correspondent, says.
International justice is often derided, but Samantha Power writes that its recent successes have been hard to ignore
The man who ravaged Bosnia in the name of Greater Serbia is finally caught, not by NATO but by the country he once served
Radovan Karadzic's arrest after a decade-long hunt is the equivalent of catching Europe's Osama bin Laden, the U.S. diplomat who brokered peace in Bosnia says.
CNN's Paula Newton speaks to a Hague Tribunal spokeswoman about what's next for Radovan Karadzic.
Analysis: The arrest of Bosnian war criminal Radovan Karadzic underscores the West's inability to stop genocide
Serbians have hailed the surprise success of President Boris Tadic's pro-Western party in parliamentary elections as a key step forward along the country's path towards membership of the European Union.
Ljuban Panic, a 23-year-old business studies student from Novi Sad, Serbia's second city, has walked 80 kilometers through the Fruska Gora mountains to attend the Democratic Party's final rally in Belgrade ahead of Sunday's crucial parliamentary elections.
Watching on television the hundreds of thousands demonstrating in front of the parliament building I couldn't help but thinking at the many demonstrations I covered in Belgrade.
CNN's Paula Hancocks reports on Belgrade's violent hangover and worries of future disturbances.
In countries worried about their own secessionist movements, the response to Kosovo's declaration of independence has been wary
Angry Serbs torched checkpoints between Serbia and Kosovo and triggered explosions Tuesday to protest Kosovo's independence declaration and international recognition of the breakaway state.
CNN's Alessio Vinci spent years reporting from the Balkans, and was Belgrade Bureau Chief from 1999 to 2001. Here he explains the background story of Kosovo's looming independence.
European Union diplomats are highly relieved that Boris Tadic, the incumbent and leader of the Serbian Democratic Party has repeated his 2004 triumph over Tomislav Nikolic, once again overturning his rival's first round lead in the final vote.
Serbia's incumbent president has won second term runoff. CNN's Robin Oakley reports
In his victory speech Monday incumbent Serb leader Boris Tadic made it clear he sees his country's future lying within the EU.
Boris Tadic's narrow victory over his rival Tomislav Nikolic was greeted with relief rather than joy
Serbia's ultra-nationalist challenger Tomislav Nikolic will face pro-Western incumbent Boris Tadic in a presidential runoff on February 3, The Associated Press reported on Monday.
You're in a tough negotiation. The guy across the table is unconcerned, backed up by his cronies, prepared to wait you out. There is no legal recourse. You need power, real power. Like this: "Mr. President, may I see you outside, alone, for just a moment." "Certainly," Serb President Slobodan Milosevic replies, with that smug self-assurance characteristic of his dictatorship. "Mr. President," I begin, looking at him eye to eye that day in 1998 and speaking in an even voice, "perhaps you don't understand, but the United Nations has directed that you pull out your excess forces from Kosovo now. And if you don't, NATO is going to tell me to bomb you, and I will bomb you good."
A Serbian nationalist leader is charged over hate speech that prosecutors say incited mass murder and torture
I suppose I am most attuned to the plight and particular circumstances of refugees, because I am one myself. When the Islamic Revolution swept Iran, my homeland, back in 1979, I left the country and came West. I ended up at a university and later at CNN in the United States.
Former Serbian president Slobodan Milosevic died of a heart attack in his cell while on trial for war crimes and was not poisoned, a U.N. tribunal has concluded.
He's questioned the legality of the court. He's called the trial "pure chaos." He's called a judge's attempt to protect attorneys and witnesses "absurd."
An independent inquest into the death of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic confirms he died of natural causes, the Public Prosecutor's Office said Wednesday.
Slobodan Milosevic's remains have been laid to rest in the yard of his family's Serbian home after thousands of supporters gathered in Belgrade to mourn the former Yugoslav president's passing.
Tens of thousands of mourners packed a square in front of Belgrade's federal parliament Saturday to bid a final farewell to Slobodan Milosevic, who died while on U.N. trial for war crimes.
Slobodan Milosevic's coffin was on display for a second day Friday as hundreds of his supporters continued to pay respects to their former leader.
An interim toxicological examination of Slobodan Milosevic's body indicates the former Yugoslav leader was not poisoned, the president of the U.N. war crimes tribunal at The Hague said.
Hundreds of people lined up Thursday to pay their last respects to Slobodan Milosevic at a decaying museum once used to hold gifts to former Yugoslav dictator Josip Broz Tito.
The body of Slobodan Milosevic is waiting in the morgue of a Belgrade hospital while Socialist Party officials negotiate with the Serbian government over the nature of his funeral.
Slobodan Milosevic's son said Tuesday that the former Yugoslav president had been murdered at the detention center of the U.N. war crimes tribunal in The Hague.
The body of Slobodan Milosevic is to leave Amsterdam for Belgrade, where a funeral for the former Yugoslav leader will be held, one of his lawyers said.
Slobodan Milosevic's son Marko has arrived in the Netherlands to claim the remains of the late Yugoslav leader.
The portrait of Slobodan Milosevic that hung at Pristina's train station was massive, more than 4 feet wide and approaching 8 feet in height.
A lawyer for Slobodan Milosevic has denied news reports that the former leader of Yugoslavia altered his medication to discredit medical care at a Dutch detention center and be allowed to seek treatment in Russia.
Preliminary autopsy results indicate that former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic died of a heart attack, a spokeswoman for the U.N. war crimes tribunal said Sunday.
Slobodan Milosevic ruled by violent means during the disintegration of Yugoslavia in the 1990s, while trying to convince other world leaders that he was trying to bring peace to the Balkans.
Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic has been found dead in his cell in The Hague, Netherlands where he was being tried on war crimes charges, according to the United Nations war crimes tribunal. He was 64.
Former Yugoslavia President Slobodan Milosevic's death on Saturday comes amid diplomatic efforts to determine the future of Kosovo, the disputed region of Serbia dominated by Albanians.
Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic, 64, died in The Hague Saturday, Netherlands, just months before his war crimes trial before the U.N. international war crimes tribunal was expected to end.
Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic's war crimes trial in The Hague, Netherlands, had just entered its fifth year when he was found dead Saturday in his cell.
Former Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic was regarded as the chief architect of the carnage unleashed during the breakup of Yugoslavia.
Authorities with the U.N. war crimes tribunal are investigating the death of Slobodan Milosevic after the former Yugoslav president was found dead Saturday morning in his cell in The Hague, Netherlands. He was 64.
Spanish police say they have arrested a Serbian man wanted for murder who also allegedly once had documents incriminating former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic in numerous assassinations.
The war crimes trial of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic enters its fifth tedious year Sunday, and though international interest in the tribunal in the Dutch city of The Hague has waned, it has proved a useful tool in educating Serbs.
Kosovo is in mourning as it prepares for the burial of its president Ibrahim Rugova this week, with thousands of ethnic Albanians lighting candles in the capital Pristina.
Kosovo President Ibrahim Rugova, the literary scholar turned politician who was the symbol of the fight for Kosovar self-rule, died after battling lung cancer, officials said. He was 61.
A graphic video showing the killings of six Muslim men by a Serbian paramilitary unit during the notorious July 1995 Srebrenica massacre led to the arrests of at least eight people suspected of participating.
Kosovo's former prime minister, who resigned last week and surrendered to a U.N. tribunal, has pleaded not guilty to war crimes charges at the U.N. tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.
Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic has been given the right to lead his own defense case after appealing against the imposition of defense lawyers, The Hague tribunal said.
Two court-appointed lawyers for former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic have asked to be dismissed from his case.
Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic was described as "an intellectual" and "a moderate" by the first defense witness at his war crimes trial.
Judges at the U.N. tribunal has imposed a defense lawyer on former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic to avoid further delays in his war crimes trial caused by poor health.
A defiant Slobodan Milosevic has wrapped up his opening statement against war crimes charges, calling his trial at The Hague a "farce, pure and simple."
THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- Slobodan Milosevic is on trial at the U.N. war crimes tribunal in The Hague on charges of masterminding ethnic cleansing in the former Yugoslavia.
Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic has launched a fiery defense against charges of war crimes and genocide, calling the case a "treacherous distortion of history."
Five years after a U.S.-led air war ended Serbia's brutal crackdown on ethnic Albanians in Kosovo, the province remains in a state of turmoil.
The U.N. tribunal has ruled that former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic is fit to stand trial, but may not be healthy enough to continue defending himself against charges of war crimes and genocide.
The U.N. war crimes tribunal has delayed opening defense statements by former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic due to concerns about his health.
The British judge who presided sternly over the war crimes trial of former Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milosevic has died, the U.N. tribunal has announced. He was 65.
The new Iraq government will assume legal custody Wednesday of former dictator Saddam Hussein and as many as 11 other key officials of his regime, Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi has said.
Western leaders have praised Serbia for electing a pro-Western reformer as president instead of a hardline nationalist candidate.
Boris Tadic, a pro-Western reformer with the Democratic Party, has won the Serbian presidential election, receiving 53.5 percent of the vote, while Tomislav Nikolic got 45.1 percent, an independent election group reported.
The man accused of masterminding the assassination of Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic has pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The man accused of masterminding the assassination of Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic has appeared in court for the first time since he gave himself up to police.
A former Serbian paramilitary commander wanted in connection with last year's assassination of Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic has surrendered to police, the country's interior minister announced.
Prosecutors have abruptly closed their case against Slobodan Milosevic amid concerns over the resignation of the presiding judge and delays caused by the former Yugoslav president's health.
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