The Latest on a U.N. court’s decision on the conviction and sentencing of ex-Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic (all times local):

14:10 p.m.

A hearing is underway at a United Nations court where judges will hand down their decisions in the appeal by former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic against his convictions and 40-year sentence for masterminding atrocities in his country’s devastating 1992-95 war.

FILE - In this Thursday July 31, 2008 file photo, former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic stands in the courtroom during his initial appearance at the U. (Jerry Lampen/Pool via AP, File)
FILE – In this Thursday July 31, 2008 file photo, former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic stands in the courtroom during his initial appearance at the U. (Jerry Lampen/Pool via AP, File)

Karadzic appealed his 2016 convictions for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, as well as his sentence. The judges are also set to rule on whether Karadzic should have been acquitted of a second count of genocide.

Karadzic, wearing a dark suit and red tie, was led into court by U.N. guards, before confirming to the presiding judge that he could follow the proceedings in a language he understood at the start of the hearing at the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals.

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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 1992 file photo, Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic holds a knife he said was seized from Bosnian Croat soldiers in Bosnia during a news conference in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. (AP Photo/File)
FILE – In this Sept. 23, 1992 file photo, Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic holds a knife he said was seized from Bosnian Croat soldiers in Bosnia during a news conference in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. (AP Photo/File)

11 a.m.

United Nations judges are set to hand down their decisions in the appeal by former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic against his convictions and 40-year sentence for masterminding atrocities in his country’s devastating 1992-95 war.

Karadzic appealed his 2016 convictions for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, as well as his sentence. Prosecutors appealed his acquittal on a second count of genocide during Europe’s bloodiest conflict since World War II.

FILE - A July 13, 1995 file photo shows refugees from the overrun U.N. safe haven enclave of Srebrenica looking through the razor-wire at newly arriving refugees, in a UN base 12 kms south of Tuzla, 100kms (60 miles) north of Sarajevo. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic, File)
FILE – A July 13, 1995 file photo shows refugees from the overrun U.N. safe haven enclave of Srebrenica looking through the razor-wire at newly arriving refugees, in a UN base 12 kms south of Tuzla, 100kms (60 miles) north of Sarajevo. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic, File)

Relatives of victims of the war gathered outside the courtroom Wednesday ahead of the hearing that will announce the decisions.

Karadzic is one of the most senior figures tried by the Hague war crimes court. His case is considered as key in delivering justice for the victims of the conflict, which left over 100,000 people dead and millions homeless.

FILE - In this Sept. 18, 1996 file photo, International War Crimes Tribunal investigators clear away soil and debris from dozens of Srebrenica victims buried in a mass grave near the village of Pilica, north east of Tuzla, Boisnia-Herzegovina. (AP Photo/Staton R. Winter, File)
FILE – In this Sept. 18, 1996 file photo, International War Crimes Tribunal investigators clear away soil and debris from dozens of Srebrenica victims buried in a mass grave near the village of Pilica, north east of Tuzla, Boisnia-Herzegovina. (AP Photo/Staton R. Winter, File)
FILE - In this Sunday, March 20, 2016 file photo, a Bosnian woman walks among gravestones at Memorial Centre Potocari near Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. (AP Photo/Amel Emric, File)
FILE – In this Sunday, March 20, 2016 file photo, a Bosnian woman walks among gravestones at Memorial Centre Potocari near Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. (AP Photo/Amel Emric, File)
FILE - In this Sunday, March 20, 2016 file photo, a Bosnian woman walks among gravestones at Memorial Centre Potocari near Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. (AP Photo/Amel Emric, File)
FILE – In this Sunday, March 20, 2016 file photo, a Bosnian woman walks among gravestones at Memorial Centre Potocari near Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. (AP Photo/Amel Emric, File)