SESELJ’S APPEAL AGAINST THE DECISION TO REJECT HIS “EXPENSE LIST” DISMISSED
The ICTY president dismissed today the appeals filed by Vojislav Seselj against the Registry’s decision to reject the “expense list” submitted by Seselj. Seselj’s “expert team” asked for $ 6,35 million for the legal services they provided. The accused is advised to raise the issues of the fairness of his trial he had raised in the appeals before the Trial Chamber
Vojislav Seselj in the courtroom
ICTY president Fausto Pocar dismissed today the appeals filed by Vojislav Seselj against the Registry’s decision to reject the “expense list” presented by his “expert team”. Seselj’s expert team asked for $ 6,395 million for the legal services provided in the period from February 2003 to late 2006. In his appeals filed on 19 February 2007 and 2 March 2007 Seselj states that refusing to reimburse the expenses incurred in the preparation of his defense violates the right of the accused to a fair trial. At the same time, it violates the principle of “equality of arms” between the parties and the right of the accused to self-representation before the Tribunal, guaranteed by the Statute.
Dismissing Seselj’s appeals, the ICTY president noted that they were sent to a wrong address, as the obligation to ensure a fair trial lies primarily with the Trial Chamber. Seselj was therefore advised to raise those issues before the Trial Chamber hearing his case, consisting of judge Antonetti, judge Robinson and judge Bonomy.
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