The Security Council, by its Resolution 1966 (2010), established the Mechanism to carry out a number of essential functions of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and the International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. In accordance with its mandate, the Mechanism has assumed responsibility for, inter alia, the enforcement of sentences, administrative review, assignment of cases, review proceedings, appeal proceedings, contempt, requests for revocation of the referral of cases to national jurisdictions, the variation of witness protection measures, access to materials, disclosure, changes in classification of documents and requests for compensation and assignment of counsel. The Selected Ongoing Cases are only a few of the pending judicial proceedings, related to the above-mentioned essential functions, currently before the Mechanism. For information about all proceedings before the Mechanism, see All Mechanism Proceedings.

Selected Ongoing Cases

KARADŽIĆ, Radovan (MICT-13-55)


On 12 May 1992, Radovan Karadžić was elected as the President of the Presidency of the Serbian Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina. From 17 December 1992, he was the sole President of Republika Srpska and the Supreme Commander of the armed forces of Republika Srpska.

Sentenced by an ICTY Trial Chamber to 40 years' imprisonment on 24 March 2016.

On 22 July 2016, both parties filed their notices of appeal. 

The appeal hearing in the case took place on 23 and 24 April 2018 at the Mechanism's Hague branch.

Recent developments: On 25 September 2018 Karadžić filed a request to disqualify Judge Meron from the case. On 27 September 2018 Judge Meron withdrew from the Karadžić case in the interests of justice, and assigned Judge Ivo Nelson de Caires Batista Rosa to replace him.

All Mechanism proceedings