PREPARATIONS UNDERWAY FOR THE CONTINUATION OF THE MILOSEVIC TRIAL
The Trial Chamber orders the accused to submit a list of defense witnesses for next week. Hearing on the request for the withdrawal of assigned counsel to be held Tuesday
Slobodan Milosevic in the courtroom
The Trial Chamber ordered Slobodan Milosevic to submit a list of witnesses he intends to call next week by Friday, 5 November. Three days of hearings have been scheduled for next week.
In the same order, the Trial Chamber notes that on Tuesday, 9 November--the first day the trial is to continue--there will be a hearing on the request by English lawyers Steven Kay and Gillian Higgins to withdraw from the case. They are the defense counsel assigned to the accused Milosevic. Kay and Higgins filed their request before the Appeals Chamber affirmed the decision assigning counsel to the accused, ordering the Trial Chamber at the same time to establish a new working regime that allows the accused to conduct his defense himself whenever he is able to--to call and question witnesses and to present evidence and arguments. It remains to be seen how the Trial Chamber will deal with the English lawyers’ request and whether the Appeals Chamber decision limiting their role – something they themselves favored – will make them decide not to withdraw.
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