Dutch government pleased with Karadzic arrest

22nd July 2008, Comments 2 comments

The Dutch government said arrest of alleged war criminal Radovan Karadzic would allow Serbia to come to terms with his past.

22 July 2008

THE NETHERLANDS - The Dutch government has expressed its satisfaction with the arrest of alleged war criminal Radovan Karadzic.

The foreign ministry said that the trial of former Bosnian-Serb leader would be of "inestimable importance to his victims and their next of kin, as well as to international law. It will allow Serbia to come to terms with its past".  

The government has complimented the Serbian authorities on the arrest.

Radovan Karadzic, the former President of Republika Srpska, head of the Serbian Democratic Party and Supreme Commander of the Bosnian Serb Army (VRS), is charged with genocide, complicity in genocide, extermination, murder, wilful killing, persecutions, deportation, inhumane acts, and other crimes committed against Bosnian Muslim, Bosnian Croat and other non-Serb civilians in Bosnia and Herzegovina during the 1992-1995 war.

The Hague said a huge step had been taken in relations between Belgrade and the European Union. Serbia wants to join the EU, but for several years Brussels insisted that accession talks could only begin after Karadzic and former General Ratko Mladic had been arrested.

However, in April the EU and Serbia signed a cooperation treaty.

[Radio Netherlands / www.denhaag.com / Expatica]

2 Comments To This Article

  • Jill Starr posted:

    on 6th October 2009, 00:45:59 - Reply

    Unfortunately for the Signatures Of the Rome Statute United Nations member states
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  • Jill L Starr posted:

    on 6th October 2009, 00:45:15 - Reply



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