Case No. IT-02-58-I

Prosecutor v. Ljubisa Beara




CONSIDERING the Statute of the Tribunal as adopted by the Security Council under Resolution 827 (1993), and in particular Article 21 thereof;

CONSIDERING the Rules of Procedure and Evidence as adopted by the Tribunal on 11 February 1994, as subsequently amended ( "the Rules"), and in particular Rules 44, 45 and 62(B) thereof;

CONSIDERING the Directive on Assignment of Defence Counsel as adopted by the Tribunal on 28 July 1994, as subsequently amended ("the Directive"), and in particular Articles 14(B), and 16(F) thereof;

CONSIDERING the Code of Professional Conduct for Counsel Appearing Before the International Tribunal (IT/125 REV.1);

CONSIDERING that Mr. Ljubi{sa Beara ("the Accused") was transferred to the seat of the Tribunal on 10 October 2004, and that his initial appearance is scheduled for 12 October 2004;

CONSIDERING that the Accused has informed the Registry that he is not currently represented by counsel and has consented to have counsel assigned to him for the purpose of the initial appearance;

CONSIDERING that the Accused’s rights under the Statute, Rules and Directive must be protected until he retains permanent counsel or has counsel assigned to him pursuant to Rule 45 of the Rules;

CONSIDERING that Mr. Gregor Guy-Smith, attorney at law from California, is on the list of "duty counsel" envisaged in Rule 45(C) of the Rules, and has agreed to represent the Accused at his initial appearance;

HEREBY DECIDES to assign Mr. Gregor Guy-Smith as counsel to the Accused, for the purposes of the initial appearance, in accordance with Article 16(F) of the Directive, effective as of the date of this decision.


John Hocking
Deputy Registrar

Dated this twelfth day of October 2004
At The Hague,
The Netherlands.