Sunday, June 22, 2003


U.S. bars lawyers from tribunal cases

THE HAGUE, Netherlands -
The United States has barred U.S. lawyers from representing war crimes suspects at the U.N. tribunal for Yugoslavia, a court document said Wednesday.

An executive order is aimed at cutting off support to about 200 people and organizations in the former Yugoslavia that are blacklisted by the U.S. government. It outlaws providing goods, services and funds to those people.

In Washington, Treasury Department spokesman Taylor Griffin said that the list of banned activities includes providing legal services to people on the blacklist.

-- Chronicle News Services, 6/19/2003