The Trial Chamber has granted Radovan Karadzic's motion for a status conference. It has been scheduled for 29 September 2015. The parties will discuss his health and conditions in the detention unit

Radovan Karadzic in the courtroomRadovan Karadzic in the courtroom

A status conference in the case against former Bosnian Serb president Radovan Karadzic will be held on Tuesday, 29 September 2015, Judge Kwon's Trial Chamber has decided. Radovan Karadzic filed a motion for a status conference because he wants the parties to discuss his health and the general conditions in the detention unit. As the judges note in their decision, these issues are of 'the utmost importance'.

In his previous motions for status conference filed on 23 April and 1 September 2015, Karadzic complained about high blood sugar, fatigue and losing his balance. It has recently been disclosed that Karadzic had his gallbladder removed in late August 2015 and has recovered from surgery. Karadzic also highlights the medical problems suffered by other detainees and complains about the quality of medical care available in the detention unit.

The former Bosnian Serb president is charged with participation in four joint criminal enterprises qualified as genocide and other crimes in several municipalities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, terrorizing the citizens of Sarajevo, taking UN staff hostage and the Srebrenica genocide. Karadzic was arrested and transferred to The Hague in July 2008. The trial began on 26 October 2009 and ended on 7 October 2014.