Dec 18, 2008
...and crazy people, the Canadian Press reports that UN judges have ruled that an immunity deal Radovan Karadzic claims he made with a US peace envoy would not prevent the former Bosnian Serb leader's trial on charges including genocide.
Karadzic claims he cut a deal with Richard Holbrooke in 1996 to relinquish power in return for immunity from prosecution at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal. But in a resounding legal setback, tribunal judges say in a ruling published Thursday such a deal "would be invalid under international law."
Holbrooke denies he ever made such a deal with Karadzic and prosecutors say that even if the pact existed it would have no legal weight at the court.