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THE HAGUE | 14.02.2014.

APPEALS CHAMBER TO RULE ON SESELJ’S MOTION TO TERMINATE PROCEEDINGS

Theodor Meron, the Tribunal’s President, referred the decision on the motion of the Serbian Radical leader to terminate proceedings against him to his deputy, Carmel Agius. Judge Agius referred the issue to the Appeals Chamber, which consists of five judges. When Seselj filed a motion for the disqualification of Judge Harhoff, the various instances engaged in a similar pass-the-buck exercise
THE HAGUE | 24.01.2014.

PROSECUTION OPPOSES SESELJ'S MOTION TO STAY PROCEEDINGS

The prosecution has dismissed the claims of the Serbian Radical Party leader about his unreasonably long detention and ‘unnecessary delays’ in his trial listing in detail Seselj’s own responsibility for the ‘slow pace’ of the trial. Also, the prosecution has recalled that Seselj needed only to ask for provisional release and he would not have spent a good part of the previous 11 years in detention
THE HAGUE | 16.12.2013.

SESELJ JUDGMENT WILL NOT BE DELIVERED BEFORE SECOND HALF OF 2014

The Trial Chamber has decided that the trial of the Serbian Radical Party leader should continue at the point where it stopped: the parties’ closing arguments, but not before the new judge Niang acquaints himself with the case. This will take at least six months
THE HAGUE | 02.12.2013.

PROSECUTION CALLS FOR SESELJ JUDGMENT IN ‘REASONABLE TIME’

The prosecution proposes that Vojislav Seselj’s trial continue from the point where it was suspended: just as the judgment was about to be rendered. The trial should resume as soon as possible, or rather, as soon as the new judge in the Trial Chamber is familiarized with the case. The prosecution has noted that there are precedents for new judges joining the trials that are already underway: the trials of Slobodan Milosevic and Momcilo Krajisnik
THE HAGUE | 28.11.2013.

SESELJ MAY REAP REWARDS OF PERSISTENCE AGAIN

For the umpteenth time, the Serbian Radical Party leader has filed a motion seeking his ‘urgent and prompt’ release and to be refunded for damages he suffered. It may seem hopeless, but then again, he had kept asking for the disqualification of judges from his Trial Chamber just as many times, and at one point it worked
HAG/DEN HAAG | 14.11.2013.

NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN SESELJ CASE

The Trial Chamber has invited the accused Serbian Radical Party leader and the prosecution to submit their comments about the manner in which the proceedings are to continue. Seselj’s trial has been suspended temporarily because of the disqualification of one of the judges, who was replaced by a new judge. Judge Antonetti wants the parties to consider whether contempt of court proceedings should be instituted against those who leaked to the press the private letter written by the disqualified judge Harhoff
THE HAGUE | 31.10.2013.

SESELJ’S TRIAL CHAMBER FINALLY COMPLETE

With the appointment of Senegalese judge Mandiaye Niang, the Trial Chamber in the case of Vojislav Seselj has finally been completed. For the past two months, Seselj’s Trial Chamber was incomplete because of the disqualification of Danish judge Frederik Harhoff. Now, the Trial Chamber can decide on the further course of the Seselj case
THE HAGUE | 07.10.2013.

MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION OF DISQUALIFICATION OF JUDGE HARHOFF DENIED

In late August 2013, Judge Harhoff was disqualified by a chamber of judges, with a two-to-one split vote. Now a panel of judges has denied the prosecution’s motion for the reconsideration of that decision, again with the same result. A panel also denied requests for clarification as to why the opinions and statements of the judges with an interest in the matter were not taken into account. According to its decision, the Special Chamber found it was under no obligation to take into account the opinions of witnesses or indeed the statements made by the accused
THE HAGUE | 17.09.2013.

SESELJ JUDGMENT POSTPONED

As the special Panel of judges hasn’t yet ruled on the prosecution’s motion for the reconsideration of the decision to disqualify Judge Harhoff, and as Judge Antonetti has yet to receive the clarifications from the Panel he has demanded, Vojislav Seselj’s judgment will be postponed until further notice. The judgment was initially supposed to be rendered on 30 October 2013
THE HAGUE | 13.09.2013.

SESELJ’S ‘MOOT COMPLAINT’

The Tribunal’s President dismissed as ‘moot’ Vojislav Seselj’s appeal over the monitoring of his privileged communications. The ICTY Registry had issued a decision to stop monitoring his communications eight days before the accused filed the appeal

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