Case No. IT-02-60-T

IN TRIAL CHAMBER I, SECTION A

Before:
Judge Liu Daqun, Presiding
Judge Volodymyr Vassylenko
Judge Carmen Maria Argibay

Registrar:
Mr. Hans Holthuis

Decision of:
13 January 2004

PROSECUTOR

v.

VIDOJE BLAGOJEVIC
DRAGAN JOKIC

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DECISION ON PROSECUTIONíS MOTION TO AMEND WITNESS LIST

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The Office of the Prosecutor:

Mr. Peter McCloskey

Counsel for the Accused:

Mr. Michael Karnavas and Ms. Suzana Tomanovic for Vidoje Blagojevic
Mr. Miodrag Stojanovic and Ms. Cynthia Sinatra for Dragan Jokic

 

TRIAL CHAMBER I, SECTION A, ("Trial Chamber") of the International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia since 1991 ("Tribunal"),

BEING SEISED OF "Prosecutionís Motion to Amend Witness List," filed on 9 January 2004 by the Office of the Prosecutor ("Prosecution"), in which the Prosecution seeks to remove expert witness Patrick Cordingley from its witness list on the grounds that two other Prosecution witnesses have addressed the subject matter of General Cordingleyís anticipated testimony and that his testimony may therefore be cumulative in nature,

RECALLING the Trial Chamberís findings in relation to General Cordingleyís report and anticipated testimony in its decision of 7 November 2003,1

CONSIDERING that the testimony of General Cordingley appears unnecessary, and that his removal from the Prosecutionís witness list would contribute to an expeditious trial and is therefore in the interests of justice,

PURSUANT TO Rule 73 of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence of the Tribunal,

HEREBY GRANTS the Motion.

 

Done in English and French, the English version being authoritative.

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Judge Liu Daqun
Presiding

Dated this thirteenth day of January 2004,
At The Hague
The Netherlands

[Seal of the Tribunal]


1. Decision on Prosecutionís Motion for Admission of Expert Statements, para. 31.