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UK lawyers request withdrawal from Milosevic defense

[JURIST] Steven Kay and Gillian Higgins, the two British lawyers who were appointed by the International Criminal Tribinal for the Former Yugoslavia to defend Slobodan Milosevic against war crimes charges after he was ruled no longer capable of representing himself, have formally asked to withdraw from the case, a spokesman for the ICTY announced Wednesday. Read the ICTY press statement here. The lawyers are still assigned, however, pending a formal court ruling on whether their withdrawal would be authorized. JURIST's Paper Chase has background on the Milosevic trial here.

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