Radovan Karadžić

Gravestones at the Potočari genocide memorial near Srebrenica.
Michael Büker / Wikimedia Commons

Wednesday’s closing arguments marked the end of five years of court hearings in the case against former Bosnian Serb political leader Radovan Karadžić at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY).

Karadžić has been accused of genocide, crimes against humanity and violations of the laws of war for his role during the 1992-1995 Bosnian War, including the massacre of over 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys at Srebrenica. Prosecutors are seeking a life sentence for Karadžić, but there will be no decision from the ICTY until mid-2015.

World Views: October 3, 2014

Oct 3, 2014

Suzette Grillot and Rebecca Cruise discuss the so-called "Umbrella Revolution" protests in Hong Kong , and the closing arguments in the Bosnian war crimes trial of Radovan Karadžić in The Hague.

Later, a conversation with University of Waterloo political scientist Mariam Mufti. She studies electoral and party politics in South Asia, as well as democratization and regime change.