Judge Mohamed Shahabuddeen, Presiding
Judge Lal Chand Vohrah
Judge Wang Tieya
Judge Rafael Nieto-Navia
Judge Patricia Wald

Mrs. Dorothee de Sampayo Garrido-Nijgh

Order of:
7 March 2000







The Office of the Prosecutor:

Mr. Upawansa Yapa

Counsel for Goran Jelisic:

Mr. Veselin Londrovic
Mr. Michael Greaves


THIS Appeals 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 ("the International Tribunal" and "the Appeals Chamber" respectively),

NOTING Trial Chamber I’s Judgement against Goran Jelisic, pronounced on 19 October 1999, acquitting him of the crime of genocide (Count 1) but declaring him guilty of certain violations of the laws or customs of war and certain crimes against humanity;

NOTING Trial Chamber I’s written Judgement against Goran Jelisic, issued on 14 December 1999, in which the Trial Chamber gave its reasoned opinion for its previous pronouncement of the not-guilty and guilty verdicts and sentenced Goran Jelisic to 40 years’ imprisonment in respect of the latter;

NOTING the Appeals Chamber’s Scheduling Order of 14 January 2000, in which the Chamber ordered, inter alia, that the time-limit for the filing of Appellants’ Briefs pursuant to Rule 111 would commence from 15 December 1999;

NOTING the "Motion to Extend Time for Filing of Appeal Brief", filed by Counsel for Goran Jelisic ("the Defence") on 23 February 2000, in which the Defence pursuant to Rule 127 of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence of the International Tribunal ("the Rules") requests an extension of time for the filing of its Appellant’s Brief until 14 of May 2000;

NOTING the "Prosecution Response to Defence Motion to Extend Time for Filing of Appeal Brief and Prosecution Motion for an Extension of Time", filed on 28 February 2000, in which the Prosecutor pursuant to Rule 127 requests an extension of time for the filing of her Appellant’s Brief until 15 of May 2000;

NOTING that 14 May 2000 is a Sunday;

CONSIDERING that the parties are in agreement that the time for the filing of briefs under Rule 111 should be extended;

PURSUANT TO Rule 127 of the Rules;

WITHOUT PREJUDICE to the issue raised by the Prosecutor regarding the admissibility of the Defence’s appeal;

HEREBY GRANTS the requests by the Defence and the Prosecutor and ORDERS that the Appellants’ Briefs under Rule 111 shall be filed no later than 15 May 2000.

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


Mohamed Shahabuddeen

Dated this seventh day of March 2000
At The Hague,
The Netherlands.

[Seal of the Tribunal]