Case No. IT-04-84-PT

IN TRIAL CHAMBER II

Before:
Judge Hans Henrik Brydensholt, Pre-trial Judge

Registrar:
Mr. Hans Holthuis

Order of:
2 May 2005

PROSECUTOR

v.

Ramush HARADINAJ
Idriz BALAJ
Lahi BRAHIMAJ

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ORDER ON EXTENSION OF TIME

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The Office of the Prosecutor:

Ms. Carla Del Ponte
Mr. Dermot Groome
Ms. Marie Tuma

Accused / Counsel for the Accused:

Ramush Haradinaj

Mr. Rodney Dixon
Mr. Ben Emmerson
Mr. Conor Gearty
Mr. Michael OíReilly

Idriz Balaj

Mr. Gregor Guy-Smith

Lahi Brahimaj

Mr. Richard Harvey

 

I, Hans Henrik Brydensholt, 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 ("Tribunal"):

NOTING the "Prosecutionís Second Report on Rule 66(A)(i) Disclosure and Application for Extension of Time" ("Motion"), filed on 27 April 2005, in which the Prosecution reports that the Defence has been provided with further copies of the material required to be disclosed under Rule 66(A)(i) of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence ("Rule 66(A)(i) material" and "Rules"), but that the Prosecution has still not been able to fully complete its disclosure obligations, despite its best efforts, due to the unavailability of qualified translators, and therefore requests an extension of time of two weeks for the completion of disclosure of Rule 66(A)(i) material to the accused, i.e., until
11 May 2005;

NOTING that pursuant to Rule 66(A)(i) of the Rules, within thirty days of the of the initial appearance of the accused the Prosecutor shall make available to the defence in a language which the accused understands copies of the material which accompanied the indictment when the confirmation was sought as well as all prior statements obtained by the Prosecutor from the accused;

NOTING my "Further Order on Application for Extension of Time" of 21 April 2005, in which the Prosecutionís application for an extension of time for completion of disclosure of Rule 66(A)(i) material was already once extended to 27 April 2005;

NOTING that counsel for the three Accused have previously not objected to the extension of time permitted for the Prosecution to fulfil its obligations under Rule 66(A)(i) of the Rules, and they do not appear to oppose the current Motion;

PURSUANT TO Rules 54, 65ter and 66(A)(i) of the Rules

HEREBY GRANTS the Motion.

 

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

Dated this second day of May 2005
At The Hague
The Netherlands

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Hans Henrik Brydensholt
Pre-trial Judge

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