There were celebrations in Sarajevo as news of Karadzic’s arrest spread.
“This is the best thing that could ever happen,” said one resident.
But there was a more muted reaction from Haris Silajdzic, the Chairman of the Bosnian Presidency.
“Hundreds of thousands of people around the world are Bosnians who were expelled from their homes under the threat of life, so for justice to be complete we must erase the consequences of this genocide in Bosnia,” he said.
“Milosevic’s and Karadzic’s project still lives on in Bosnia.”
Time certainly has not healed the wounds of Europe’s worst atrocity since World War Two.
Earlier this month, relatives finally got the chance to bury 308 newly-identified victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. Mass burials, once a year on the anniversary of the town’s fall, have become a central part of Bosnian Muslims’ identity.