Courtside: Milosevic Trial

By Chris Stephen in The Hague (TU 303, 03-07 March 2003)

Courtside: Milosevic Trial

By Chris Stephen in The Hague (TU 303, 03-07 March 2003)

Tuesday, 22 February, 2005

But he rejected a demand by the prosecution to subpoena the country and force it to comply.


Judge May said Belgrade had two months to comply with the order, which came after complaints from prosecuting attorneys that they could not access the former Yugoslavia’s files.


But he stopped short of granting full access, saying Belgrade had a right to keep some of its paperwork secret. “This is very sensitive material relating to national security,” he said, adding that prosecutors should outline the files they wanted to see.


In the past, Belgrade has insisted that it is happy to allow some access to its archives.


Chris Stephen is IWPR’s bureau chief in The Hague.


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