HL Deb 27 September 2000 vol 616 cc177-8WA
Lord Hylton

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they are able to arrange the independent observation of the trial of Mr Miroslav Filipovic, journalist, starting in Serbia on 25 July, before a military court. [HL3378]

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

Heads of European Union member state diplomatic missions in Belgrade, including the Head of the British Interests Section of the Embassy of Brazil, are pressing the Belgrade authorities for access to the trial of Mr Filipovic and are demanding that the trial be held according to international standards and procedures and with respect for Mr Filipovic's human rights. The Belgrade authorities have yet to respond.