The trial of Radovan Karadzic for acts of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes resumed yesterday before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, in The Hague. The trial, which first began in October 2009, was suspended when Karadzic refused to participate. See the ICTY’s fact sheet on the trial here.
Karadzic had previously been sued in the United States by victims of his alleged crimes. The Second Circuit Court of Appeal’s resolution of that civil claim is considered a landmark decision on the reach of the Alien Tort Claims Act and Torture Victims Protection Act (available here and here).