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Milosevic lawyers ask for suspension of war crimes trial

[JURIST] British lawyers appointed to defend Slobodan Milosevic have asked the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia to suspend his trial while the court rules on their appeal against their appointment. As previously reported on JURIST's Paper Chase, the court decided last week to allow the appeal made by the British lawyers, who say that Milosevic has refused to cooperate with them. Milosevic's team has also said that appointing a defense team for

Milosevic could lead to an unfair trial. The war crimes tribunal is likely to consider the request to suspend proceedings on Wednesday. BBC News has more. The ICTY has background information on the Milosevic case.

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