KARADZIC SENDS A NEW LETTER TO UN SECURITY COUNCIL
Since he received no reply to his first letter from October, Karadzic again wrote to the Security Council, asking it to pass a resolution granting him immunity from criminal prosecution for genocide and war crimes
Radovan Karadzic in the courtroom
Since the UN Security Council never answered Radovan Karadzic’s letter of 19 October 2009, in which he asked for an urgent adoption of a resolution exempting him from the jurisdiction of the Hague Tribunal, now Karadzic has sent a new letter with the same demand to Michel Kafandou, the ambassador of Burkina Faso, which holds the presidency now.
Karadzic has repeated the same arguments to support his demand. By adopting a Security Council resolution which would confirm his purported agreement with Richard Holbrooke, the international community will fulfill the commitments undertaken on its behalf by the US diplomat in July 1996. If the Security Council fails to do it, Karadzic has warned, it would create a dangerous precedent which would prevent any future agreements to deal with the crises in Afghanistan, Sudan, Zimbabwe and Honduras, since the leaders in those states would not take the diplomats trying to negotiate a deal seriously and would not trust their promises unless they were bolstered by UN Security Council resolutions.
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