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Milosevic's derision for his judges may be serving the cause of world justice-he is ideal publicity for the newly born International Criminal Court

By Chris Stephen   May 2002

I sit in the press gallery of court number two at The Hague, separated from Slobodan Milosevic by a sheet of floor-to-ceiling bulletproof glass, thumbing through the list of charges. I’m looking for familiar place names. Like many of the reporters covering Milosevic’s trial, I’ve spent a good part of my life covering the events he is now accused of instigating. His charge sheet is bound in blue covers and reads like a guidebook to the worst European neighbourhoods of the 1990s. It contains more than 500 incidents spread over three wars, spanning nine years during which Milosevic’s regime brought…

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