Judge Richard May, Presiding
Judge Mohamed Bennouna
Judge Patrick Robinson

Mr. Hans Holthuis

Order of:
12 January 2001







Office of the Prosecutor:

Mr. Nicola Piacente
Ms. Brenda J. Hollis

Counsel for the Accused:

Mr. Goran Neskovic


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 ("International Tribunal"),

BEING SEISED of the "Defendant’s Application for the Postponement of the Status Conference" filed on behalf of the accused on 10 January 2001 ("the Request"), seeking a postponement of the status conference scheduled for Thursday 18 January 2001 for at least two weeks for reasons of the ill-health of defence counsel,

NOTING the "Prosecution Response to the ‘Defendant’s Application for the Postponement of the Status Conference" filed on 11 January 2001, in which the Office of the Prosecutor ("Prosecution") indicated that it had no objection to such postponement,

CONSIDERING Rule 65 bis of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence of the International Tribunal ("Rules") which requires the Trial Chamber to convene a status conference within one hundred and twenty days of the last status conference and that the previous status conference in this case was held on 27 September 2000,

CONSIDERING also the reason given in the Request for postponement,

HEREBY ORDERS as follows:

  1. the status conference is postponed until Thursday 25 January 2001, commencing at 10 a.m;
  2. if counsel for the accused is unable to attend on that date for medical reasons, he may make arrangements with the Registry of the International Tribunal for another counsel to attend in his place; and
  3. in such circumstances, and subject to further order, the status conference shall be confined to those matters required to be addressed at that time pursuant to Rule 65 bis of the Rules.


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

Richard May

Dated this twelfth day of January 2001
At The Hague
The Netherlands

[Seal of the Tribunal]