Violation of right to counsel of one's choosing
|Appeal Judgement - 09.05.2007||
BLAGOJEVIĆ & JOKIĆ
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Blagojević requested a new trial to rectify alleged violations of his right to counsel of his choice, right to competent counsel, and right to appear as a witness in his own trial.
21. […] The Appeals Chamber considers that an appellant cannot premise a request for a new trial on a claim of a total breakdown in communication in circumstances where the appellant unjustifiably refused to cooperate with his or her assigned counsel throughout the trial proceedings.
Also see infra on Judge Shahabuddeen’s Dissenting Opinion.