Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic has demanded a new genocide trial before the Yugoslav war crimes court, saying prosecutors were late in disclosing evidence favourable to his case.
"Dr Radovan Karadzic hereby moves for an order granting him a new trial," said a document that Karadzic filed before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Monday, where he is conducting his own defence.
"Starting the trial over and getting it right this time is the only remedy which can ensure that the trial of Dr Karadzic is a fair one," the court document stated.
Karadzic, 67, faces 10 charges of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity for his role in Bosnia's 1992-95 war that left 100,000 dead and displaced 2.2 million others.
Karadzic accused UN prosecutors before the Hague-based court of only making available evidence in his favour once his trial had started, referring to more than hundreds of thousands of pages of documentation.
The court filing said that the "vast majority" of the documents "was not disclosed as soon as practicable," adding that "Dr Karadzic was prejudiced because he was entitled to know the prosecution's case from the beginning, not learn it as he went along."