The former Bosnian Serb leader, Radovan Karadzic, will appear before the UN war crimes tribunal on Thursday.
It follows his transfer to The Hague in the early hours of this morning.
He faces a range of charges, including genocide for the siege of Sarajevo and the 1995 massacre of some 8,000 Muslims at Srebrenica.
Arrested last week after 11 years on the run, Karadzic was most recently living in Belgrade under an assumed name as a bearded, long-haired alternative healer.
Karadzic’s legal team had tried to delay his extradition by launching a cumbersome appeal procedure that threatened to drag on for several more days.
But even they admitted they could only
postpone, not stop, his transfer.