Supporters of Serbian far-right leader Vojislav Seselj during a rally in Belgrade last month. Photograph: Alexa Stankovic/AFP/Getty Images

When Serbian ultranationalist Vojislav Seselj was controversially cleared of war crimes last month, cheers were heard far to the east of Belgrade. “(...)

Radovan Karadzic listening to the verdict at the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia in The Hague, The Netherlands, last month. He was sentenced to 40 years in prison. Photograph: AP

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, sentenced last month to 40 years in jail for war crimes including the genocide of more than 8,000 Muslims(...)

UN war crimes judges found radical Serb leader Vojislav Seselj not guilty on all nine charges. Photograph: Andreq Cukic/AP

I first encountered the leader of the Serbian Radical Party, Vojislav Seselj, at a political rally in Bosnia in 1996 just after the end of the war, wh(...)

Vojislav Seselj arrives for a press conference in Belgrade on Thursday after a UN court  acquitted him  of war crimes. Photograph: Koca Sulejmanovic/EPA

A United Nations court has cleared veteran Serbian ultra-nationalist leader Vojislav Seselj of war crimes charges, in a verdict hailed by allies incl(...)

Florence Hartmann, former spokeswoman of the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia, being arrested last Thursday before the reading of the verdict of Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic in The Hague. Photograph: Robin van Lonkhuijsen/AFP/Getty Images

A former prosecution spokeswoman for the UN court trying alleged criminals from the 1990s Balkan wars has been released early from the jail where she (...)

A supporter of Vojislav Seselj holds a placard depicting Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic during an anti-government rally in Belgrade. Photograph: Marko Djurica/Reuters

Belgian lawyer Serge Brammertz has dedicated almost 15 years of his life to putting war criminals from former Yugoslavia behind bars. On Thursday at (...)

It was not a matter of remote command responsibility. Of theoretical responsibility. Not a case of holding to account a commander whose minions had go(...)

Zlata Filipovic  pictured in Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

On a day in April 1992 Zlata Filipovic’s life transformed forever. The siege on Sarajevo, which lasted 44 months and killed more than 10,000 civilia(...)

Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic sits in the courtroom at the  International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia in The Hague, on Thursday. Photograph: AFP/Getty

A United Nations court has sentenced former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic to 40 years in jail for committing genocide, war crimes and crimes ag(...)

Radovan Karadzic (right) and his general Ratko Mladic pictured in April 1995. The United Nations war crimes tribunal will hand down its verdict today in Karadzic’s trial for genocide during Bosnia’s 1992-95 war. Photograph: Ranko Cukovic/Reuters

Radovan Karadzic finally faces a legal reckoning for his actions as Bosnian Serb leader more than 20 years ago, but today’s court verdict will find Bo(...)