Tribunal delays Milosevic trial for a month

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) ordered Wednesday that the trial of former Yugoslavian president Slobodan Milosevic be suspended until October 12. Milosevic's recently appointed defense lawyers had requested the delay in order to prepare their case.

Milosevic had intended to defend himself, but the three-judge panel of the ICTY believed that could lead to further delays and appointed two British lawyers to defend Milosevic on September 3rd. Of particular relevance to the defense's request for more time was that several defense witnesses have recently refused to testify. The ICTY has further information about the Milosevic case.

Previously in JURIST's Paper Chase...

  • Milosevic lawyers ask for suspension of war crimes trial

  • War crimes court allows Milosevic lawyers to appeal appointment

  • Milosevic lawyers ask to be dismissed from case

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