2007-01-27

Dewey Cheatham and Howe

Being an ICTY indictee is good work if you can get it. Aside from the room and board, there are special benefits for those indictees who decide not to use the services of a qualified attorney of international reputation. The expenses of whatever defence are covered by the Tribunal, and the recipient of these funds can use and distribute these funds to the benefit of whom they choose. Given the discrepancy between average earnings in the countries of origin of the indictees and the fees received by international lawyers, a considerable amount of money could be at stake. But this may not be enough for every defendant, which is why Vojislav Šešelj is telling the tribunal that he needs 6.3 million, or Toma Nikolić will cut him off.

4 comments:

Yakima_Gulag said...

I can see you too are listening to 'Car Talk'! I am even though I do not own a car! Back to subject at hand, Seselj is totally gaming the system. They should just tell him to sit down and shut up. He can afford another lawyer. I think this is really just a trick to delay the trial further. I'm tired of these guys already.

Shaina said...

If the ICTY doesn't "give in" to Seselj; does that mean we have another hunger strike to look forward to?

Balkan Ghost said...

Eric,
Great to see you mentioned in appreciation by Franklin Foer in the forward of his new book. Did you help him with the Belgrade contacts?

Eric Gordy said...

We chatted a little when he was doing research, nothing big. It was nice of him to make an acknowledgement.