Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic is expected to begin outlining his defence when his genocide trial at The Hague resumes today.

Karadzic was appointed a lawyer to represent him after he conducted his own defence and boycotted the start of the trial in October, claiming he needed more time. The trial has been adjourned since November.

Karadzic insists he is innocent of all 11 charges from the 1992-95 Bosnian war, but has refused to enter formal pleas.