IN THE TRIAL CHAMBER

Before: Judge Richard May, Pre-Trial Judge

Registrar: Mr. Hans Holthuis

Decision of: 27 July 2001

PROSECUTOR

v.

MOMCILO KRAJISNIK
&
BILJANA PLAVSIC

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DECISION ON PROSECUTIONíS MOTION FOR EXTENSION OF LIMIT OF LENGTH OF PRE-TRIAL BRIEF

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Office of the Prosecutor:

Mr. Mark Harmon
Mr. Alan Tieger

Counsel for the Accused:

Mr. Deyan Brashich, for Momcilo Krajisnik
Mr. Robert. J. Pavich and Mr. Eugine OíSullivan, for Biljana Plavsic

 

I, RICHARD MAY, Pre-Trial Judge of Trial Chamber III 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"),

BEING SEISED of the "Prosecutionís Motion for Extension of limit of Length of Pre-Trial Brief" filed by the Office of the Prosecutor ("Prosecution") on 20 July 2001 under Rule 73 of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence of the International Tribunal ("the Rules"),

NOTING that the "Practice Direction on the Length of Briefs and Motions" ("the Practice Direction"), issued by the President of the International Tribunal on 19 January 2001, requires that a party must seek authorisation in advance from the Chamber to exceed the page limits set down in the Practice Direction and must provide an explanation of the exceptional circumstances that necessitate the oversized filing,

CONSIDERING that an exceptionally broad range of crimes are alleged to have been committed by the accused in the present proceedings, that the accused are alleged to have held high levels of responsibility, and that the case is complex,

FINDING that exceptional circumstances exist,

PURSUANT TO RULES 65 ter AND 73 OF THE RULES

HEREBY GRANT permission for the Prosecution to file a pre-trial brief of no more than 100 pages, and appendices of no more than 450 pages.

 

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

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Richard May
Pre-Trial Judge

Dated this twenty-seventh day of July 2001
At The Hague
The Netherlands

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