1. 1 Monday, 5th July, 1999

    2 (Open session)

    3 --- Upon commencing at 2.37 p.m.

    4 JUDGE JORDA: Please be seated. Have the

    5 accused brought in, please.

    6 (The accused entered court)

    7 JUDGE JORDA: Good afternoon to the

    8 interpreters. I'm making sure that everybody can hear

    9 me. Good afternoon to Prosecution counsel and

    10 Defence.

    11 We are still in the Prosecutor's rebuttal.

    12 I'm saying this for the public gallery. This is now

    13 the end -- well, at least the last part, if not the

    14 end, the last part of this long trial. We'll now give

    15 the Prosecutor the floor for his rebuttal. I think we

    16 are coming to the end of that rebuttal.

    17 What is your schedule, Mr. Prosecutor? How

    18 is this week going to work out in respect of the

    19 Defence?

    20 MR. HARMON: Good afternoon Mr. President.

    21 Good afternoon Your Honours. Good afternoon, Counsel.

    22 We have one witness to present tomorrow. He

    23 will be a short witness. We have no additional

    24 witnesses to present to the Trial Chamber.

    25 Today we will be presenting a set of

  2. 1 documents. My colleague and I will present

    2 approximately six or seven sets of documents. Tomorrow

    3 we have approximately two sets of documents and we will

    4 conclude our case.

    5 JUDGE JORDA: Very well. Let me now ask the

    6 Defence whether we might hope that the end of your

    7 surrebuttal, Mr. Hayman, will be completed by the end

    8 of Friday. This is Monday afternoon. If we hear a

    9 witness from the Prosecution tomorrow, you could begin

    10 when, and how long would your surrebuttal last?

    11 MR. HAYMAN: Good afternoon, Mr. President

    12 and Your Honours.

    13 JUDGE JORDA: Good afternoon.

    14 MR. HAYMAN: Based on what has been presented

    15 so far in the Prosecution rebuttal case, Mr. President,

    16 the Defence believes it can complete its surrebuttal to

    17 that component of the rebuttal case this week. We

    18 don't know, however, what is coming in the "sets" of

    19 documents that my friend and colleague referred to. We

    20 don't know what they are. We don't know what it may

    21 surrebut those materials, if it's necessary to do so,

    22 in our judgement. So we cannot say yet, Mr. President,

    23 exactly what the parameters will be, but so far we have

    24 not seen anything that we believe will throw us of off

    25 schedule.

  3. 1 JUDGE JORDA: If you can, you would try to

    2 finish by 1.30 on Friday. If you can. If necessary,

    3 we'll extend the time. Thank you.

    4 We now turn to the Prosecutor for the

    5 presentation of documents.

    6 MR. HARMON: Mr. President, I would raise one

    7 issue with the Trial Chamber, and that is the issue of

    8 notification. The Prosecutor has complied with the

    9 orders of this Court to notify the Defence of the names

    10 of witnesses and the substance of their testimony. To

    11 date we have not received any notification that the

    12 Defence intends to call any witnesses, and if they are

    13 intending to call witnesses, we would ask that the

    14 Court order them to notify us today of the names of

    15 those witnesses so we can have the benefit of the

    16 notice that we have accorded them.

    17 JUDGE JORDA: Perhaps that's because the

    18 Defence doesn't intend to call any witnesses.

    19 MR. HAYMAN: We don't have a present intent

    20 right now to call any surrebuttal witnesses. We don't

    21 know if any witnesses may be necessary in terms of

    22 responding to material that has yet to arrive at our

    23 door. We will, Mr. President, if we form that intent

    24 to call a witness, we will give prompt notice along the

    25 lines, the format, that the parties have adhered to, to

  4. 1 the Prosecutor, but we have to have a chance to see

    2 what it is first.

    3 JUDGE JORDA: But notification was supposed

    4 to take place how long before the presentation of the

    5 witness? I don't remember. What was the amount of

    6 time. Mr. Fourmy, can you help me, please? Mr. Hayman

    7 is saying that if he intends to present witnesses ...

    8 Seven days. Yes, thank you, Mr. Dubuisson.

    9 How are you going to work, Mr. Hayman? If

    10 you say that -- if we present surrebuttal witnesses -

    11 there are no hearings next week - I think those were

    12 times given to you in order to draft your briefs. How

    13 are things going to work?

    14 MR. HAYMAN: Well, Mr. President, the

    15 schedule is such that we're hearing part of the

    16 rebuttal case more than seven days before, or

    17 approximately seven days before, the commencement of

    18 the surrebuttal is scheduled, but we're hearing parts

    19 of the Prosecution rebuttal case less than seven days

    20 before the date on which our surrebuttal is scheduled

    21 to begin.

    22 If we feel we have to call a witness in

    23 response to something that has yet been presented in

    24 the Prosecutor's rebuttal case, then it is a physical

    25 impossibility. It is a mathematical impossibility, if

  5. 1 the Court wishes us to present that witness on Thursday

    2 or Friday of this week, to give seven days' advance

    3 notice of that witness. Indeed, it may be a physical

    4 impossibility to get any such witness here on such

    5 short notice. We don't know because we don't know what

    6 witness that might be to respond to the documents that

    7 we have not yet seen or perhaps to respond to the

    8 testimony from Major Morsink that we have not yet

    9 heard.

    10 What I've said is, we will give prompt

    11 notice, same-day notice, to the Prosecutor if we form

    12 an intent, and, of course, we'll advise the Court if

    13 we're in session, or advise your staff if we're not in

    14 session, if we form an intent to call a witness in our

    15 surrebuttal.

    16 Now, the seven-day notice was the Court's

    17 rule. The Court is free to be flexible in these final

    18 stages of the case and we'll respect the Court's

    19 wishes, but it's a physical impossibility for us to

    20 give seven days' notice to respond to evidence that has

    21 not been presented if we are to present our response

    22 this week.

    23 JUDGE JORDA: Very well. At least we agree

    24 on one point, Mr. Hayman, that is, that since rebuttal

    25 has begun, we're working in different sequences. The

  6. 1 Judges have a certain degree of autonomy in making

    2 decisions in that area. We will see where things stand

    3 either at the end of today or tomorrow at the end of

    4 the rebuttal.

    5 I think that would be best, Mr. Harmon.

    6 Don't you agree?

    7 MR. HARMON: That's fine, Mr. President.

    8 Thank you.

    9 JUDGE JORDA: It is now 2.45. You can have

    10 the floor in order to present your documents.

    11 MR. HARMON: Thank you, Mr. President and

    12 Your Honours.

    13 The first document I will be presenting is a

    14 binder. I've given those to the Registrar already.

    15 When he distributes these binders, I will explain what

    16 is contained within them.

    17 THE REGISTRAR: The binder will be 757.

    18 MR. HARMON: I will explain this document,

    19 Mr. President and Your Honours. There is, attached at

    20 the front of this document, an index of 50 pages. It

    21 is divided into three sections. The first section is

    22 found at the first page, and it is a document that has

    23 previously been admitted into evidence. It is an

    24 extraction from the Nadrodni List and it deals with

    25 confidential defence data and procedures for their

  7. 1 protection.

    2 The second section of this document is found

    3 on page 3, and again, the theme is HVO communications.

    4 The second part, running from page 3 until page 15, has

    5 a sampling of HVO documents dealing with encryption

    6 capabilities and codes, the use of codes by the HVO.

    7 Section 3 of this document, starting on page

    8 16 and running through the end of the document,

    9 consists of samples of orders by the HVO for

    10 communications equipment and invoices and shipping

    11 forms from the maintenance and repair depot in Travnik,

    12 showing delivery of certain types of equipment to the

    13 HVO in various municipalities that are mentioned in the

    14 indictment.

    15 This table is, as is stated at page 16, does

    16 not reflect nor is it intended to reflect all the

    17 different types of communication equipment that was

    18 available to the HVO or is it intended to represent the

    19 total volume of communications equipment that was

    20 available to the HVO in each of the municipalities.

    21 Tab number 22 is interesting because this is

    22 a document that deals with the organisation of

    23 communications in the JNA and the SFRY, and it

    24 describes in that document the various types of

    25 communications equipment, some of which is found in the

  8. 1 ensuing tabs of this exhibit.

    2 From tab 23 on, one will see, for example,

    3 the delivery to the HVO of mobile telephones, radio

    4 set, communications vehicles of the TAM sort,

    5 et cetera.

    6 So this is, Mr. President, an exhibit,

    7 consisting, as I say, of 99 pages, dealing with the

    8 theme of HVO communications.

    9 The second set of documents, Mr. President,

    10 deals with General Blaskic's testimony about the attack

    11 on Stari Vitez that occurred on the 18th of July. You

    12 may recall that General Blaskic testified that on the

    13 18th of July, he was in Busovaca attending a holy mass

    14 and he was having lunch with a parish priest, and at

    15 page 19484 of the transcript, starting at line 4

    16 through line 7, Colonel Blaskic testified that --

    17 previously he had testified that he was surprised by

    18 this attack and did not learn of it until he returned

    19 from Busovaca.

    20 At page 19498 at line 4, he says:

    21 A. In this attack, we had many casualties

    22 in the HVO, that is, the special purpose

    23 unit did, and I was informed that

    24 somewhere between 13 and 14 -- 13 to 15

    25 soldiers had been killed.

  9. 1 It is the Prosecutor's view that this was not

    2 an attack that was solely the result of Vitezovi

    3 activity but that multiple units engaged in this

    4 attack.

    5 The next exhibits, Mr. President, are a

    6 series of exhibits dealing with notification of death

    7 and wounding for various units of the HVO, including

    8 the military police, including the HVO home guard units

    9 and the like, and I'll pass these out one at a time,

    10 Mr. President. If I could have the assistance of the

    11 usher?

    12 There are six documents in this set.

    13 THE REGISTRAR: This is 758, that is, the one

    14 that has 18 November, 1994, and it's 1423/94.

    15 MR. HARMON: This, Mr. President and Your

    16 Honours, is a document dated the 18th of November,

    17 1994, reflecting that this particular soldier was

    18 wounded on the 18th of July, 1993, and he is a member

    19 of the 92nd Regiment of the 3rd Battalion. That can be

    20 seen in the upper left-hand corner.

    21 The next document ...

    22 THE REGISTRAR: This is 759, which is dated

    23 24 January, 1996, and it is 1779-09-96-926.

    24 MR. HARMON: This document, Mr. President and

    25 Your Honours, indicates that a soldier, who is named in

  10. 1 the document, was killed on the 18th of July at the

    2 Mahala in Stari Vitez. He was a member of the 92nd

    3 Viteska Home Guard Regiment.

    4 THE REGISTRAR: This is 760, 14 December,

    5 1994. This is 1545/94.

    6 MR. HARMON: This is a document,

    7 Mr. President and Your Honours, that indicates that the

    8 named individual in this document, who is a member of

    9 the 92nd Regiment of the 3rd Battalion, was wounded in

    10 the Stari Vitez area, and that's on the 18th of July,

    11 1993.

    12 THE REGISTRAR: This is 761, 10 January,

    13 1996. This is 1730-1/96-92.

    14 MR. HARMON: This is a document,

    15 Mr. President and Your Honours, that indicates on the

    16 18th of July, 1993, the named individual was a member

    17 of the 4th Vitez Military Police Battalion and he was

    18 killed in Vitez on the 18th of July, 1993.

    19 THE REGISTRAR: This is 762, 16 October,

    20 1995. This is 1779-09.

    21 MR. HARMON: This is a document that

    22 indicates that the named individual, who was a member

    23 of the Vitez Regiment, was wounded on the 18th of July,

    24 1993, and is signed by Mario Cerkez.

    25 The last document ...

  11. 1 THE REGISTRAR: This is 763, in handwriting

    2 17 December, 1992.

    3 MR. HARMON: This document, Mr. President and

    4 Your Honours, is a report of a wounding indicating that

    5 on the 18th of July, 1993, this particular individual

    6 was wounded in an attack on the Mahala. It is signed

    7 for the command of the Fifth Battalion.

    8 And that concludes this series of documents,

    9 Mr. President.

    10 Our next document, Mr. President, is a

    11 newspaper article from the publication Le Monde. It is

    12 dated the 5th of May, 1993.

    13 THE REGISTRAR: Document 764.

    14 MR. HARMON: This is a document,

    15 Mr. President and Your Honours, entitled "The

    16 Croat-Muslim Conflict in Central Bosnia." It is from

    17 the special correspondent in Vitez from Le Monde, and

    18 on page 3 of the translation, the top paragraph

    19 references the ultimatum that has been at issue in this

    20 case, an ultimatum that expired on the 15th of April

    21 followed by the fighting the following morning of the

    22 16th.

    23 Just so the record is clear and for counsel's

    24 recordkeeping purposes, the documents that deal with

    25 the wounding of the individuals and the killings of the

  12. 1 individuals on the 18th of July were seized pursuant to

    2 a search warrant that was issued by the ICTY.

    3 The next document we have, Mr. President, is

    4 a citizenship certificate from the Republic of Croatia

    5 showing that Tihomir Blaskic is a Croatian citizen.

    6 THE REGISTRAR: Document 765.

    7 MR. HARMON: The last document I am going to

    8 present, Mr. President, before yielding the floor to my

    9 colleague, Mr. Kehoe, is a document which is dated the

    10 21st of November, 1995, and it is a decision on

    11 appointing General Blaskic to the post of Inspector in

    12 the Chief Inspectorate of the Croatian army, and the

    13 document is sealed and -- over the seal of Dr. Franjo

    14 Tudjman.

    15 THE REGISTRAR: This is 766.

    16 MR. HARMON: Now, Mr. President, I'll yield

    17 the floor to Mr. Kehoe.

    18 JUDGE JORDA: Mr. Kehoe, please proceed.

    19 MR. KEHOE: Yes. Thank you, Mr. President.

    20 Good afternoon, Mr. President, Your Honours. Good

    21 afternoon, Counsel.

    22 In conjunction with the documents relating to

    23 the communication capabilities of the HVO as presented

    24 by my colleague, we would also like to present a series

    25 of documents that were presented in large part, barring

  13. 1 two, from the Croatian side of the Federation.

    2 If I may, Mr. Usher? Thank you.

    3 THE REGISTRAR: This is 767.

    4 MR. KEHOE: Mr. President, with the exception

    5 of number 12 and number 13 in this set of documents in

    6 767, all of these orders or requests for the British

    7 battalion to take Blaskic and others either from Vitez

    8 to Kiseljak or from Kiseljak to Vitez and Busovaca were

    9 given to the Office of the Prosecutor pursuant to a

    10 binding order by the Ministry of Defence, or the

    11 Federation side of the Ministry of Defence, and

    12 specifically the Croat side.

    13 Your Honours, when you review these

    14 documents, you will see where are the times and places

    15 of Blaskic's and other HVO personnel's travel between

    16 Kiseljak and Vitez and vice versa and the particular

    17 times that those took place. Again, we don't maintain

    18 that these are the only times that Blaskic did or could

    19 have got to Kiseljak, these are simply the ones that

    20 were produced to the Office of the Prosecutor by the

    21 HVO side of the Federation.

    22 The next set of documents, Mr. President, has

    23 to do with the home guards and the existence of the

    24 home guards, and in a series of questions not only in

    25 response to the Prosecutor but also in response to

  14. 1 questions by Judge Rodrigues, the accused maintained

    2 that there were no home guards and that they were not

    3 fully established. I would like to offer a series of

    4 documents concerning the home guards, if I may? It is

    5 a series of ten documents.

    6 It might be easier, Mr. Registrar, to just

    7 number that -- we'll go through each document in

    8 sequence, because they are not to be taken as a bundle,

    9 just one after the other, similar to what Mr. Harmon

    10 just did. So if we could take it from 768, 769?

    11 The first document would be 768, which is a

    12 document of the 5th of February, 1993, signed by Bruno

    13 Stojic, the Minister of Defence, ordering the

    14 establishment of the home guards.

    15 Document 768 was a document that was seized

    16 pursuant to a search warrant signed by the Tribunal.

    17 The next document is document 769, dated

    18 8 February, 1993, an order of Milivoj Petkovic to

    19 implement the order of Bruno Stojic and establish the

    20 home guards. This document was obtained from the

    21 government of Bosnia-Herzegovina.

    22 The next document is a plan for setting up

    23 the municipal home guard and home guard's command,

    24 dated in Vitez March 1993. There is one copy for Vares

    25 and another for Kakanj. They are exactly the same

  15. 1 documents and they are signed by the accused, Tihomir

    2 Blaskic. That was obtained from the Bosnian

    3 government.

    4 THE REGISTRAR: This is 770.

    5 MR. KEHOE: Yes. Thank you. The next

    6 document -- sorry. The next document, Your Honours and

    7 counsel, is an order of the accused dated 11 March,

    8 1993, again reiterating an order on the setting up of

    9 the home guards. That would be document 771, and this

    10 document was a document that was seized pursuant to a

    11 search warrant.

    12 JUDGE JORDA: Could you give us the page of

    13 the transcript where the accused's statement is found,

    14 that was given as a sworn statement? Could you give us

    15 the page number, please.

    16 MR. KEHOE: Mr. President, the entire page

    17 sequence dealing with the home guards goes from page

    18 21983 to 22903. That includes various questions.

    19 On page 22898, we talked about two documents,

    20 and the question was asked on line 24 of page 22898:

    21 "Q. Did the home guard units, the

    22 Domobrani, exist in Central Bosnia?

    23 A. No, the home guards did not exist.

    24 Q. Were there a corps of command or did you

    25 have an assistant for the home guards?

  16. 1 A. Yes. We were in the stage we had

    2 determined and appointed commanders for

    3 the home guard units and in the process

    4 of establishing the home guard units,

    5 but the war with the BH army in the

    6 spring of 1993 stopped us in this

    7 process and we were not able to

    8 implement that project, that is to say,

    9 we never actually organised and formed

    10 the home guard units."

    11 JUDGE JORDA: I would like to consult with my

    12 colleagues, please.

    13 (Trial Chamber confers)

    14 JUDGE JORDA: Mr. Kehoe, the Judges consider

    15 it appropriate to ask you whether you consider that

    16 there was a false testimony on the part of the accused

    17 who, at the time, was under oath. This is the question

    18 that the Judges are asking you. This is the question

    19 that the Judges are asking. They are asking whether

    20 you intend to maintain that.

    21 MR. KEHOE: Yes, Mr. President, on numerous

    22 various issues.

    23 JUDGE JORDA: Very well. At what point will

    24 you do that? Will that be later?

    25 MR. KEHOE: Yes, Mr. President. I think

  17. 1 regarding the fallacious testimony of the accused, the

    2 prevarications of the accused, we will, of course,

    3 discuss those in our post-trial brief that we will be

    4 filing on the 22nd, and then, of course, there will be

    5 significant discussion on that score during final

    6 argument, but rest assured that given the testimony not

    7 only during the Prosecution case but also during the

    8 Court witnesses that Your Honours called, that the

    9 issue of the accused's credibility is very much in

    10 issue and very much on the table and we challenge

    11 that.

    12 JUDGE JORDA: Very well. The Judges thank

    13 you for your answer. You may now proceed. You may

    14 proceed, Mr. Kehoe.

    15 MR. KEHOE: Yes, Mr. President. Thank you.

    16 The next document is a document again concerning the

    17 home guards. This is 772, a document of the 12th of

    18 March, 1993, listing three individuals that were

    19 proposed as the temporary home guard commanders, and

    20 this is signed by the head of the Defence Department

    21 from Travnik, Marijan Skopljak.

    22 The next two documents are documents that we

    23 will place in evidence at 773 and 774. These two

    24 documents signed by Zvonko Vukovic place the command of

    25 the home guards under the Central Bosnia Operative

  18. 1 Zone.

    2 The document at 16.30, 774, gives immediate

    3 orders to the home guards to conduct round-the-clock

    4 inspections or introduce round-the-clock duties and

    5 other matters.

    6 THE REGISTRAR: This is 773, that is, the

    7 document from 15.30; and 774, which was for 16.30.

    8 MR. KEHOE: The next document is a document

    9 that is dated the 16th of March, 1993. This, of

    10 course, would be document 775. It is an order from

    11 Zvonko Vukovic to immediately have the home guard

    12 commanders come to a meeting at the command of the

    13 Central Bosnia Operative Zone at 11.00 on the 17th of

    14 March, 1993. That document, 775, was obtained pursuant

    15 to a search warrant.

    16 Document 776 is a document that is dated the

    17 23rd of March, 1993, which has a list of individuals

    18 with their pedigrees attached. It is directed to the

    19 assistant commander of the home guard for Vitez and is

    20 signed by Marijan Skopljak. I would indicate to Your

    21 Honours, in this document as well as in document 772,

    22 they both mention an individual by the name of Nenad

    23 Santic who, of course, was very prominently mentioned

    24 during the attacks in the Santici and Ahmici area.

    25 The last document in this array is a document

  19. 1 signed by -- I don't believe it's signed but someone

    2 signed on behalf of the accused, from the 1st of April,

    3 1993, at 11.10, and notes that given the fact that

    4 orders on the formation of the home guards have not

    5 been carried out, and he asked for more rapid

    6 deployment, and then he calls upon a -- requesting

    7 information from the home guards as well as setting up

    8 a meeting on the 6th of April, 1993, where he notes at

    9 that meeting that commanders will assume command of

    10 their particular home guard units and receive letters

    11 of appointments and other documents.

    12 That document, for consistency, is

    13 document 777.

    14 Mr. President, that is the last document in

    15 the sequence of the home guard documents. I would like

    16 to return to the testimony of a different witness, not

    17 the accused, but a witness that I'm sure Your Honours

    18 can recall, and it was Dr. Bilandzic, Dr. Dusan

    19 Bilandzic, who testified in September of last year

    20 before Your Honour, Judge Rodrigues, joined us.

    21 If Your Honours recall, during the testimony

    22 of Dr. Bilandzic, an issue was raised concerning an

    23 interview that Dr. Bilandzic had with Nacional, where

    24 he discussed this meeting with the Serbs where they

    25 looked at maps and hashed out various issues regarding

  20. 1 the division of Bosnia. This meeting, of course, was

    2 on the heels of the meeting between Milosevic and

    3 Tudjman in Karadjordjevo.

    4 Without going into all of the details of that

    5 interview which, of course, are in Prosecutor's

    6 Exhibit 464, Your Honours will recall that Dr.

    7 Bilandzic, on cross-examination, said that he retracted

    8 a significant portion of that, and his retraction,

    9 which is Exhibit 465, he noted: "The interview did not

    10 distort the essence of what he said," but he said his

    11 entire retraction was not published in Nacional.

    12 What we have, Mr. President, is Nacional's

    13 response that they published once -- the testimony of

    14 Dr. Bilandzic was brought before this Court, and

    15 Nacional issued an editorial, if I may present it to

    16 Your Honours, commenting on exactly what happened

    17 during the interview with Dr. Bilandzic.

    18 While we're waiting, Mr. President, and

    19 bringing this before the Registrar, I know Your Honour

    20 wants of the actual pagination of the discussion with

    21 Dr. Bilandzic, and the pages where these matters were

    22 discussed with Dr. Bilandzic focus page 11401 and

    23 incorporate 11411. I will note that Judge

    24 Shahabuddeen's questions on this matter begin again

    25 11464 and just on to 11466. My memory doesn't serve me

  21. 1 correctly, but I think they were questions, Your

    2 Honour, that you asked at the end as the pagination

    3 sequence from the cross doesn't follow, but I think

    4 that's what happened.

    5 In this particular document, which is an

    6 editorial board article that was published by Nacional,

    7 there is discussion about the particular article that

    8 appeared in Nacional, Exhibit 464; the retraction,

    9 Exhibit 465, and this Nacional article reflects that

    10 Professor Bilancic was given the opportunity to read

    11 his initial article before it was published, that he

    12 never actually retracted much of the things that he

    13 says he retracted, specifically the conversation

    14 between him and Tudjman, where Tudjman noted that the

    15 Muslims would have to go along with the Serb-Croat

    16 division of Bosnia.

    17 I place this document in the record but just

    18 go to the penultimate paragraph in this particular

    19 article by Nacional, where the article -- or the

    20 editorial board of Nacional reflects as follows:

    21 "Having analysed Dusan Bilandzic's testimony

    22 in The Hague, the editorial board of Nacional,

    23 including three editors who were present in 1996 when

    24 Bilandzic vigorously and convincingly described the

    25 talks on carving up Bosnia-Herzegovina, still firmly

  22. 1 defends the authenticity of his interview to Nacional

    2 of 25 October, 1996."

    3 So this document not only does that but also

    4 reflects that Dr. Bilandzic was given the opportunity

    5 to read the initial article and also given the

    6 opportunity to read his retraction. So we offer that

    7 into evidence to complete the picture concerning Dr.

    8 Bilandzic's testimony.

    9 I do believe, Mr. President, that at this

    10 point, looking for more paper around here, just making

    11 sure that we've covered it all, heaven knows we were

    12 discussing how this case is a threat to the trees of

    13 America and the rest of Europe, but I do believe that

    14 we are done with the paper for today, I believe.

    15 JUDGE JORDA: This was a threat for the

    16 American forest, Mr. Kehoe, and I suppose it could also

    17 be a threat for the Judges' health.

    18 MR. KEHOE: Absolutely. I didn't leave out

    19 the European forest as well, Judge. I'm sure it's just

    20 for every tree around.

    21 I do believe that is all we have at this

    22 juncture, Mr. President and Your Honours.

    23 THE REGISTRAR: For the transcript, I want to

    24 be sure that the article in Nacional is 768 -- 778.

    25 Excuse me.

  23. 1 MR. KEHOE: 778.

    2 JUDGE JORDA: Very well. If that's what you

    3 have to say, we're going to adjourn and we will resume

    4 at 10.00 tomorrow morning to hear your witness. You

    5 will then be finished with your rebuttal; is that

    6 correct?

    7 MR. KEHOE: Yes, Mr. President.

    8 JUDGE JORDA: Court stands adjourned.

    9 --- Whereupon the hearing adjourned

    10 at 3.27 p.m., to be reconvened on

    11 Tuesday, the 6th day of July, 1999

    12 at 10:00 a.m.