IN THE TRIAL CHAMBER

Before:
Judge Richard May, Presiding
Judge Mohamed Bennouna
Judge Patrick Robinson

Registrar:
Mrs. Dorothee de Sampayo Garrido-Nijgh

Order of:
9 March 2000

PROSECUTOR

v.

DARIO KORDIC
MARIO CERKEZ

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ORDER FOR PROTECTIVE MEASURES

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The Office of the Prosecutor:

Mr. Geoffrey Nice
Ms. Susan Somers
Mr. Patrick Lopez-Terres
Mr. Kenneth Scott

Defence Counsel:

Mr. Mitko Naumovski, Mr. Turner T. Smith, Jr., Ms. Ksenija Turkovic, Mr. Robert A. Stein, Mr. Stephen M. Sayers, Mr. David F. Geneson, and Mr. Leo Andreis, for Dario Kordic
Mr. Bozidar Kovacic and Mr. Goran Mikulicic, for Mario Cerkez

 

THIS TRIAL 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"),

BEING SEISED of a "Prosecutorís Motion for Particular Protective Measures" filed by the Office of the Prosecutor ("Prosecution") on 9 March 2000 ("the Motion") seeking certain protective measures in respect of the witness identified in the Motion,

HAVING HEARD the arguments of the parties in respect of the witness on 9 March 2000,

CONSIDERING that the relief requested by the Prosecution is appropriate for the privacy and protection of the witness but is still consistent with the rights of the accused,

HAVING GRANTED THE MOTION orally on 9 March 2000,

PURSUANT TO Rule 75 of the Rules,

HEREBY CONFIRMS THE ORDERS as follows:

  1. the pseudonym AS shall be used whenever referring to this witness in proceedings before the International Tribunal and in discussions among parties to the trial;
  2. the testimony of witness AS shall be given by means of facial distortion;
  3. the name, address, whereabouts and other identifying information concerning witness AS shall be sealed and not included in any of the public records of the International Tribunal;
  4. to the extent that the name of, or other identifying data concerning, witness AS is contained in existing public documents of the International Tribunal, that name and other identifying data shall be expunged from those documents;
  5. documents of the International Tribunal identifying witness AS shall not be disclosed to the public or the media; and
  6. the public and the media shall not photograph, video-record or sketch the protected witness while the witness is in the precincts of the International Tribunal.

 

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

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Richard May
Presiding

Dated this ninth day of March 2000
At The Hague
The Netherlands

[Seal of the Tribunal]