THE HAGUE/SARAJEVO – Former Republika Srpska President Radovan Karadzic on Monday appealed a conviction by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) sentencing him to 40 years in prison over the Srebrenica genocide and crimes against humanity in Bosnia and Herzegovina between 1992 and 1995.

In the 238-page appeal, Karadzic cited 48 “substantial and procedural errors by the trial chamber” that led to his March 24 conviction, Fena reported.

“Unless corrected, flawed trials and unfair verdicts, such as mine, will only expedite the flight of states such as South Africa and Russia from the system of international law because the system is politicised and based on double standards. This could destroy the possibility of international justice,” Karadzic wrote in the appeal.