UN court reinstates genocide charge against Karadzic

The UN's Yugoslav war crimes court on Thursday reinstated a genocide charge against former Bosnian Serb top leader Radovan Karadzic, overturning on appeal an earlier decision by trial judges.

"The Appeals Chamber... reverses the Trial Chamber's acquittal of Mr Karadzic for genocide in the municipalities... and reinstates the charges," Judge Theodor Meron told the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, where Karadzic now faces 11 charges for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.