Immunity allegedly offered to suspected war criminal Radovan Karadzic is not valid and will not prevent his trial, the UN war crimes court has ruled.
The ex-Bosnian Serb leader faces 11 counts of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.
His claim that he was offered immunity by US peace envoy Richard Holbrooke in 1996 in exchange for giving up his leadership is denied by Mr Holbrooke.
The UN said any deal “would be invalid under international law”.
Mr Karadzic was caught in July after 13 years on the run and faces trial at the UN’s International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) at The Hague.
It was not clear if he would appeal against the ruling. He is defending himself against the crimes allegedly committed during the Bosnian war of 1992-95. read more…