Presumptive right

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Decision on Assignment of Counsel - 20.10.2006 ŠEŠELJ Vojislav

The Appeals Chamber upheld in this decision another principle which had been laid down Milošević: the accused before the International Tribunal have the presumptive right to represent themselves notwithstanding a Trial Chamber’s judgement that they would be better off if represented by a counsel.[1]

[1] Decision, para. 42. The principle was affirmed in Milošević, Decision on Defence Counsel, para. 11.

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