Before: Judge David Hunt, Pre – Trial Judge

Registrar: Dorothee de Sampayo Garrido-Nijgh

Decision of: 3 November 1999







The Office of the Prosecutor:

Mr Dirk Ryneveld
Ms Peggy Kuo
Ms Hildegard Uertz-Retzlaff

Counsel for the Accused:

Mr Mihajlo Bakrac
Mr Miroslav Vasic


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"),

NOTING the "Defence Preliminary Motion on the Form of the Indictment", filed on 14 October 1999 ("Motion"),

NOTING the "Prosecutor’s Response to Defence Preliminary Motion on the Form of the Amended Indictment", filed on 27 October 1999 ("Response"),

NOTING the Order for Filing Motions, made on 17 June 1998, whereby it is provided that the dates for any further responses after the first response shall be set by the Trial Chamber upon request by any party,

AND NOTING the "Request for Leave to File a Reply to ‘Prosecutor’s Response to Defence Preliminary Motion on the Form of the Amended Indictment’ ", filed on 2 November 1999, whereby the accused Milorad Krnojelac seeks leave to file a reply to the Response, in order to explain and argue in detail issues raised therein and "to point at allegations important for decision of the Trial Chamber",

CONSIDERING that in the circumstances it would be in the interests of justice in this particular case to permit the accused Milorad Krnojelac to file a reply to the Response ("Reply"),

Pursuant to Rules 54 and 65ter of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence of the International Tribunal,


1. The accused Milorad Krnojelac may file a Reply to the Response within fourteen days of the date of this Order, but such Reply is to deal only with the matters raised in that Response and it is not to repeat or expand upon matters already stated in the Motion.

2. The prosecution may file a further response, dealing only with matters raised in the Reply, within fourteen days of the date upon which the Reply is filed.

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

Dated this 3rd day of November 1999,
At The Hague,
The Netherlands.

Judge David Hunt
Pre-Trial Judge

[Seal of the Tribunal]