Slobodan Milosevic the former Yugoslav president who was dubbed the 'butcher of the Balkans' was being tried on 66 counts of crimes against humanity, including genocide. Goran Hadzic played a key role in the siege of Vukovar in 1991 and is alleged to have conspired with Zeljko Raznatovic in the murder of non-Serb civilians under his jurisdiction.
Slobodan Milošević was a Yugoslav and Serbian politician who was the President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia from 1997 to 2000. In the midst of the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999, Milošević was charged by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) with war crimes including genocide and crimes against humanity in connection to the wars in Bosnia, Croatia, and Kosovo.
The breakup of Yugoslavia occurred as a result of a series of political upheavals and conflicts during the early 1990s. After a period of political crisis in the 1980s, constituent republics of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia split apart, but the unsolved issues caused bitter inter-ethnic Yugoslav wars.
The Yugoslavian Civil War occurred because the country was initially created as a federation of diverse ethnic states, and once central government was no longer strong enough to keep them all together, the patchwork nation began to fall apart.The conflict between Slovenia and the Yugoslav People's Army was relatively minor and eventually ended when Slovenia and Croatia agreed to table their independence referendums for three months. Once Croatia declared its own independence, however, the Yugoslav forces invaded and held much of the country for several years. Many civilians died during the fighting, leading to charges of war crimes against Serbian leaders.