Tribunal Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia

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 1                           Friday, 19 February 2010

 2                           [Status Conference]

 3                           [Open session]

 4                           [The Appellant Tarculovski entered court]

 5                           --- Upon commencing at 2.16 p.m.

 6             JUDGE ROBINSON:  I'm going to ask the Registrar to call the case.

 7             THE REGISTRAR:  Good afternoon, Your Honour.  This is case number

 8     IT-04-82-A, the Prosecutor versus Ljube Boskoski and Johan Tarculovski.

 9             JUDGE ROBINSON:  And may have I the appearances, beginning with

10     the Prosecution.

11             MS. MARTIN-SALGADO:  Good afternoon, Your Honour.  My name is

12     Elena Martin-Salgado, and I'm appearing today on behalf of the

13     Prosecution with Francois Boudreault and Lourdes Galicia.

14             JUDGE ROBINSON:  Thank you.  And for the Defence of Mr. Boskoski.

15             MR. METTRAUX:  Good afternoon, Your Honour.  Guenael Mettraux on

16     behalf of Mr. Boskoski.

17             JUDGE ROBINSON:  Thank you, Mr. Mettraux.

18             And for the Defence of Mr. Tarculovski.

19             MR. N. DERSHOWITZ: [Via teleconference] Nathan Dershowitz by --

20             MR. APOSTOLSKI: [Interpretation] Good afternoon, Your Honour.  On

21     behalf of Johan Tarculovski, Attorney Antonio Apostolski.

22             JUDGE ROBINSON:  [Overlapping speakers] Nathan Dershowitz --

23             MR. N. DERSHOWITZ: [Via teleconference] Correct, by telephone.

24             JUDGE ROBINSON:  -- is by teleconference.

25             MR. N. DERSHOWITZ: [Via teleconference] Thank you, Your Honour.

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 1     This is Nathan Dershowitz.

 2             JUDGE ROBINSON:  Now, as you know this is a Status Conference

 3     called in accordance Rule 65 bis which requires that a Status Conference

 4     be convened within 120 days of the last Status Conference, to allow any

 5     person in custody pending appeal the opportunity to raise issues in

 6     relation thereto, including the mental and physical condition of that

 7     person.

 8             The last time Mr. Tarculovski had the opportunity to raise issues

 9     regarding his detention was during the appeal hearing on the 29th of

10     October, 2009.

11             So may I ask, Mr. Tarculovski, whether you have any issues to

12     raise concerning your custody, your mental and physical well-being.

13             THE APPELLANT TARCULOVSKI: [Interpretation] Thank you very much

14     for this question, Your Honour.  I don't have anything to say.

15     Everything is fine.

16             JUDGE ROBINSON:  Thank you very much, Mr. Tarculovski.

17             I am to say that the Judgement in this appeal will be rendered

18     in -- in due course, and the date on which it will be rendered will be

19     announced shortly.

20             May I ask any of the counsel whether they have any issues to

21     raise?

22             MS. MARTIN-SALGADO:  We don't have any issues to raise, Your

23     Honour.  Thank you.

24             JUDGE ROBINSON:  Thank you.

25             MR. METTRAUX:  No issue, Your Honour.  Thank you.

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 1             MR. N. DERSHOWITZ: [Via teleconference] No issues, Your Honour.

 2     Thank you.

 3             MR. APOSTOLSKI: [Interpretation] Your Honour, the Defence has no

 4     questions.  Maybe my colleague Dershowitz, who is on the phone line,

 5     maybe he has some issues to raise.

 6             JUDGE ROBINSON:  Mr. Dershowitz, are you hearing us?

 7             MR. N. DERSHOWITZ: [Via teleconference] Yes, I do hear, and I do

 8     not have any -- any issues to raise --

 9             JUDGE ROBINSON:  I didn't hear you well, but I gathered you were

10     saying you did not have any issues to raise; is that correct?

11             MR. N. DERSHOWITZ: [Via teleconference] That is correct, Your

12     Honour.

13             JUDGE ROBINSON:  Mr. Dershowitz?

14             MR. N. DERSHOWITZ: [Via teleconference] Yes, that is correct,

15     Your Honour.

16             JUDGE ROBINSON:  Thank you very much.  Well, I can only say you

17     have set for -- which I wish other proceedings would follow, in the

18     brevity of these proceedings.

19             I thank you for coming, and the Status Conference and the hearing

20     are adjourned.

21             MR. N. DERSHOWITZ: [Via teleconference] Thank you, Your Honour.

22                           --- Whereupon the Status Conference adjourned

23                           at 2.22 p.m.