Who'll Judge Milosevic?


Former Yugoslavian President Slobodan Milosevic appears before the U.N. war crimes tribunal in The Hague

The war-crimes trial of former Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic in the Hague has already lasted two years. Now, with the announcement that presiding judge Richard May will step down on May 31 for unspecified health reasons, it will likely last even longer. Prosecutors decided to wrap up their case two days early in an effort to avoid further delays. Although officials at the International Criminal Tribunal say that May's departure will not seriously disrupt the trial, it could be a lucky break for Milosevic. He has a right to appeal against the appointment of a new judge or demand a retrial....

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