Serbian authorities arrested Slobodan Milosevic in 2001 and sent him to the International Court of Justice to stand trial for war crimes. The international court charged him with crimes against humanity, violation of the laws of war, breach of the Geneva Conventions and genocide for his role during the wars in Croatia, Bosnia and Kosovo. The trial ended without a verdict when he died during the proceedings. Milosevic was the president of Serbia from 1989 to 1997 and then of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia from 1997 to 2000.