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Tuesday, 3 July, 2001, 09:50 GMT 10:50 UK
In pictures: Milosevic in the dock
Two years after being indicted for war crimes and nine months after being ousted from power, former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic has appeared for the first time before the UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague.

Milosevic convoy drives through The Hague from prison to UN court
The day began when a car carrying Mr Milosevic left Scheveningen prison and sped off to the court

Milosevic's car arrives at court
Minutes later he was delivered at a side entrance to the court building out of sight of the cameras

Slobodan Milosevic in court
Soon afterwards, Mr Milosevic was sitting in the dock of Number 1 Court

Presiding Judge Richard May
Judge Richard May from the UK gave the accused several opportunities to submit a plea to the court

Milosevic in court
But the former Yugoslav strongman refused to recognise the court's authority to try his case

Slobodan Milosevic (top R), the judges (below R) and court officials
These are unprecedented scenes at the UN's war crimes court - which has never tried a former head of state before

Zdenko Tomanovic (R) and Dragan Krgovic, the lawyers of Slobodan Milosevic, arrive at the prison in Scheveningen
Mr Milosevic had consulted with his lawyers on Monday but rejected their advice to have them at his side in court

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