Time: 12:30 p.m.
Registry and Chambers:
Magdalena Spalińska, Spokesperson for Registry and Chambers, made the following statement:
I’ll turn first to developments in the Tribunal’s ongoing cases since our last press briefing two weeks ago.
In the case of Radovan Karadžić, Closing Arguments concluded yesterday, 7 October after 497 trial days. The Office of the Prosecutor presented evidence from 336 witnesses of which 195 testified during the trial. The Defence presented evidence from 243 witnesses of which 238 testified during the trial. 6669 exhibits were tendered by OTP, whilst the Defence tendered 4806 exhibits. The Trial Chamber presented 3 exhibits. The latest estimate for delivery of the Trial Chamber Judgement is October 2015.
I’ll move to two translation updates now. The Trial Chamber Judgement in the case of Zdravko Tolimir is now available in French, and the Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian translation of the Judgement in the case of Jadranko Prlić and others is also now available. Both can be found on the ICTY website.
Moving onto this week in the courtrooms, in the case of Goran Hadžić, the Chamber is currently hearing the testimony of Vojin Šuša, former Minister of Justice in the Serbian autonomous district Slavonia, Baranja and Western Srem, in Croatia. He is the 10th Defence witness in court so far.
Finally next Monday, 13 October, President Meron will address the UN General Assembly on the occasion of the presentation of the Tribunal’s twenty-first annual report. Following the address, a press release will be published along with the President’s speech. The annual report is already available on the Tribunal’s website.
No questions were asked.