The war crimes trial of the former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic resumes in The Hague today after his request for a further postponement was dismissed.
Karadzic boycotted the first three days of his trial in October and had asked for another delay after judges ignored his wishes to represent himself and appointed a London-based barrister to help him.
Karadzic denies all 11 counts of war crimes relating to the 1992-95 Bosnia War.
Together with General Ratko Mladic, who is still at large, he is being charged with the genocide of 8,000 Muslim men and boys at Srebenica and with responsibility for the 43-month siege of Sarajevo
If Karadzic continues to boycott the rest of his trial he will lose the right to represent himself and the appointed lawyer will take over.