Case No. IT-01-48-PT

IN THE TRIAL CHAMBER

Before: Judge O-Gon Kwon, Pre-Trial Judge

Registrar: Mr. Hans Holthuis

Decision of: 9 April 2002

PROSECUTOR

v.

SEFER HALILOVIC

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DECISION ON PROSECUTION REQUEST FOR MEETING PURSUANT TO RULE 65 ter (I) AND TO DEFER FILING OF PRE-TRIAL BRIEF

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The Office of the Prosecutor:

Mr. Ekkehard Withopf 

Mr. Carl Koenig

Mr. David Hackney

Mr. José Dória

Counsel for the Accused:

Mr. Faruk Balijagic

I, O-GON KWON, Judge 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 ("International Tribunal");

HAVING BEEN APPOINTED as pre-trial Judge in this case by virtue of the order of Trial Chamber III dated 10 December 2001;

BEING SEISED OF the "Prosecutorís Request for Meeting with Pre-Trial Judge Pursuant to Rule 65 ter (I) and Request to Defer Filing of Prosecutorís Final Pre-Trial Brief", filed by the Office of the Prosecutor ("Prosecution") on 28 March 2002 ("Prosecution Motion"), which requests:

    1. a meeting with the pre-trial Judge prior to the next scheduled Status Conference pursuant to Rule 65 ter (I) of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence of the International Tribunal ("Rules");
    2. a reasonable extension of time to file the final Prosecution pre-trial brief;

NOTING that the Defence has until 11 April 2002 to file a response to the Prosecution Motion but has not at this moment filed one;

NOTING that the next Status Conference is scheduled to take place on Friday 12 April 2002;

CONSIDERING that the Prosecution may put forward any concerns relating to the status of the case at the next Status Conference;

HEREBY

  1. DENY the request for a meeting with the pre-trial Judge prior to the next scheduled Status Conference and remain seised of the request for an extension of time to file the Prosecution pre-trial brief;
  2. SCHEDULE the Status Conference to commence in courtroom one at 15.00 hrs on Friday 12 April 2002 pursuant to Rule 65 bis of the Rules.

 

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

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Judge O-Gon Kwon
Pre-Trial Judge

Dated this ninth day of April 2002
At The Hague
The Netherlands

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