The resumption of the trial of Radovan Karadzic is an important step for those seeking justice for the victims of the Bosnia war.
A small but dedicated group of protestors were outside the court in The Hague as proceedings got back under way. They want to avoid the long delays seen in past cases. Munira Subasic, president of the Mothers of Srebrenica movement said:
“We expect from the court that the trial will be as short as possible, that the Milosevic episode won’t be repeated, and that the people of Bosnia Herzegovina can move on with their lives.”
Last year on the 14th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre, the newly-discovered bodies of more than 500 victims were laid to rest in a religious burial ceremony. DNA tests show that 44 of them were teenagers when they were executed and thrown into mass graves.