Written by: Andy Wilcoxson

The Hague Tribunal held its last hearing in the trial of Slobodan Milosevic today. Patrick Robinson, the presiding judge, said that he regretted that justice had been denied to Milosevic and to "other interested parties." It was notable that, unlike other tribunal officials, he did not say that justice had been denied to "victims." In fact he did not mention anything about victims at all only that Milosevic and other "interested parties" had been cheated.

The judge thanked everybody who took part in the trial proceedings, including Milosevic's legal associates, the prosecution, and the tribunal staff.

In total the hearing lasted less than five minutes. The hearing was attended by Ms. del Ponte, Mr. Nice, Mr. Kay, Mr. Kwon, Mr. Robinson, and Mr. Bonomy. All those in attendance had a frown on their face the entire time.

Mr. Robinson ended his remarks by announcing that an order would be issued shortly terminating the trial.

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