One of the most despicable war criminals of our time was just found guilty.
After 13 years on the run and 5 years on trial, Radovan Karadzic—architect of the 1995 Srebrenica genocide—was sentenced to 40 years behind bars. Victims and their families have waited for over two decades to see this day, Karadzic’s day of reckoning.
Human Rights Watch was instrumental in the prosecution and conviction of Karadzic for war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide—and we could not have done it without your support.
Human Rights Watch issued a call for the establishment of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) more than 24 years ago. We relentlessly demanded justice for victims, successfully campaigned for Karadzic’s handover to the court, and provided dozens of supporting documents as evidence in the trial.
Atrocities like these cannot go unseen or unpunished.
This is a proud day, not only for Karadzic’s victims and their families, but for the entire Human Rights Watch family.
Source Human Rights Watch