The war crimes trial of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has been adjourned until March next year.
Judges at The Hague have ordered the appointment of legal counsel to represent Karadzic who has been boycotting the tribunal, complaining that he has not had enough time to examine the evidence against him. He stands accused of being behind some of the worst atrocities in Europe since World War II. Karadzic denies 11 charges concerning his role in the Bosnian war in the early and mid ’90s. He is alleged to have been part of a conspiracy that culminated in the deaths of 8,000 Muslim men and boys at Srebrenica and sanctioning the shelling of Sarajevo during a 43-month-long siege in which 10,000 people died.