ting the magnitude of Karadzic’s crimes, the Appeals Chamber is in agreement with the Prosec
ution’s position and considers that the 40‐year sentence inadequately reflects the extraordinary gra
vity of Karadžić’s crimes as well as his central and instrumental participation in four joint criminal enterprises,” said the judge.
“Given the above, the Appeals Chamber considers that the sentence of 40 years imposed by
the Trial Chamber underestimates the extraordinary gravity of Karadzic’s responsibility and his inte
gral participation in ‘the most egregious of crimes’ that were committed throughout the entire period of the con
flict in Bosnia and Herzegovina and were noted for their ‘sheer scale’ and ‘systematic cruelty,'” added Joensen.
The now 73-year-old Karadzic led the breakaway Serbian entity of Republic of Srpska, located w
ithin Bosnia, during the Balkan wars of the 1990s that were initiated by the breakup of former Yugoslavia.