01 June 2001 by -

The Musema case - the most controversial judgement handed down by the Tribunal for Rwanda to date - has gone before the appeals court.
Two conflicting dangers appear to hang over the appeal: the steamroller effect and the boomerang effect. One and a half years after receiving a life
sentence for genocide, Alfred Musema made his first reappearance in court on May 28. The judges are no longer the same; this

06 September 2004 by Thierry Cruvellier

"Pa bavite se!" "Well, you deal with that!" Slobodan Milosevic shouted to the court, his arms outstretched as if throwing a sack of hot potatoes towards the feet of his judges. The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) had not only just decided to end the three-year freedom of the Serbian ex-head of state to conduct his own defence. It also had the temerity to ask him how he wanted to proceed from now on.

08 November 2004 by -

Over the last few weeks, British defence counsels Steven Kay and Gillian Higgins have given the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) the opportunity to straighten out a trial gone awry after the Trial Chamber judges' decision of 3 September 2004 to impose defence counsel upon an unwilling Slobodan Milosevic.

20 December 2004 by -

The British lawyers assigned by theTribunal for the Former Yugoslavia to defend Slobodan Milosevic are desperately seeking an escape route. On 7 December, the trial chamber dismissed the request by Steven Kay and Gillian Higgins to withdraw their assignment as defence counsel. Milosevic continues to assert that he will never accept any active involvement by Kay and Higgins in his case, not even if he were to fall seriously ill. The lawyers continue their daily presence at the hearing, visibly distraught.

09 May 2000 by -

The day before André Guichaoua gave evidence, another witness, using the pseudonym 'BB', had given some more general information on the management of the OCIR-Thé and the role and powers of the director of a tea factory. The widening of the debates to include the context of the crimes, hitherto untouched in these debates, was however unfortunately minimised by the fact that the protected witness gave most of his evidence in camera.