Judge Richard May, Presiding
Judge Mohamed Bennouna
Judge Patrick Robinson

Mrs. Dorothee de Sampayo Garrido-Nijgh

Order of:
24 May 2000







The Office of the Prosecutor

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

Defence Counsel

Mr. Mitko Naumovski, Mr. Leo Andreis, Mr. David F. Geneson, Mr. Turner T. Smith, Jr., Mr. Robert A. Stein, Mr. Stephen M. Sayers and Ms. Ksenija Turkovic, 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 “Dario Kordic’s Motion for Protective Measures for a Particular Witness to be Called the Week of May 22, 2000” filed by the Defence for Dario Kordic (“the Defence”) on 19 May 2000 (“the Motion”) seeking certain protective measures in respect of the witness identified in the Request,

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

PURSUANT TO Rule 75 of the Rules,

HEREBY ORDERS as follows:

  1. the pseudonym DE 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 DE shall be given by means of facial distortion;

  3. the name, address, whereabouts and other identifying information concerning witness DE shall be sealed and not included in any of the public records of the International Tribunal;

  4. to the extent the name of, or other identifying data concerning, witness DE 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 DE 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.

Richard May

Dated this twenty-fourth day May of 2000
At The Hague
The Netherlands

[Seal of the Tribunal]