The capture and arrest of fugitive war criminal Ratko Mladic brings to mind one of the most appalling atrocities committed against civilians since the end of World War II.

Under Mladic’s leadership, in 1996 Bosnian soldiers massacred about 8,000 men and boys who were Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) near the town of Srebrenica.

It was the biggest mass murder on European soil since 1945 and constituted genocide according to international courts.