Milosevic lawyers set to argue against their appointment Bernard Hibbitts at 4:01 PM ET
Court-appointed lawyers for former Yugoslavian president Slobodan Milosevic, currently on trial before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, are set to argue against their own appointment before the Appeals Chamber of the court on Thursday. The lawyers are seeking release from their assignment on the grounds that Milosevic, who conducted his own defense until removed for health reasons last month, is not co-operating with them, disabling them from mounting an effective case. JURIST will carry the arguments in the Appeal Chamber live Thursday morning on our front page beginning at 3:30 AM ET (9:30 AM local time; the webcast is on a 30-minute tape delay). Read the ICTY Trial Court's ruling allowing the lawyers to appeal their appointment here, More details on tomorrow's court activity are available from the ICTY here. JURIST's Paper Chase provides background coverage of the Milosevic trial here.
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