1 Tuesday, 11th January, 2000
2 [Status Conference]
3 [Open session]
4 [The accused entered court]
5 --- Upon commencing at 10.01 a.m.
6 JUDGE HUNT: Call the case. Thank you.
7 THE REGISTRAR: [Interpretation] Case number
8 IT-97-25-PT, the Prosecutor against the accused
10 JUDGE HUNT: For the Prosecution.
11 MR. RYNEVELD: If it please the Court. Dirk
12 Ryneveld, along with Peggy Kuo and George Huber, and
13 we're prepared to proceed this morning, Your Honour.
14 JUDGE HUNT: Thank you. For the accused.
15 MR. BAKRAC: [Interpretation] Your Honour, I
16 am Mihajlo Bakrac, a lawyer, and I represent the
17 accused Krnojelac. This time I'm alone in representing
18 my client. Thank you.
19 JUDGE HUNT: Mr. Krnojelac, are you able to
20 hear the proceedings in a language which you
22 THE ACCUSED: [Interpretation] Yes, Your
23 Honour. Yes, Your Honour, I can follow.
24 JUDGE HUNT: Well, this is a Status
25 Conference called as required by the Rules. Whether
1 there's any particular matter that you want to raise, I
2 don't know. I've certainly received no notice of any.
3 Are there any matters that the Prosecution
4 wish to raise?
5 MR. RYNEVELD: The only thing, Your Honour,
6 is that I've had a very brief discussion with my
7 learned friend, and in terms of the ongoing attempt to
8 perhaps talk about admissions, and the other aspect, of
9 course, is getting a statement from the accused, an
10 interview, he indicates that those matters will all
11 await, of course, the fact that we're still awaiting
12 the decision on the Defence challenge to the amended
13 indictment. So that is the only outstanding matter
14 that I understand is, at the moment, left to resolve
15 before my friend and I can get on with the matters of
16 an interview of the accused, for example.
17 JUDGE HUNT: Well, I'm very sorry about that
18 delay. There was a draft almost completed, I think, at
19 the end of November when events of December and three
20 hearings got away from us. But it should be finished
21 shortly, and in any event bearing in mind that Judge
22 Cassese is retiring at the end of the month, it has to
23 be delivered before then. But I think it shall be
24 delivered well before then.
25 MR. RYNEVELD: Thank you.
1 JUDGE HUNT: So you'll be able to get on with
2 those matters.
3 Now, Mr. Bakrac, are there any matters from
4 your point of view that you want to raise?
5 MR. BAKRAC: [Interpretation] No, Your
6 Honour. I completely agree with what my learned friend
7 the Prosecutor has just stated. We discussed the
8 matter prior to the Status Conference and matters are
9 as they stand. I don't think there will be any
10 impediment to further agreement and to speeding up the
11 case once we receive a response to our motion. I have
12 no further questions on my part. I have talked to the
13 accused as to whether there are any matters we could
14 discuss at this Status Conference, but he has none to
15 offer at this present point in time, unless he says
16 otherwise. Thank you, Your Honour.
17 JUDGE HUNT: Do you want to speak to him
18 about that?
19 MR. BAKRAC: [Interpretation] I have already
20 talked to him. I talked to him before the start of the
21 Status Conference, and that's why I say that I'm
22 speaking on his behalf, and we agreed that we would
23 await the decision and then continue. Thank you.
24 JUDGE HUNT: All right. Thank you very
25 much. I will adjourn this Status Conference. If there
1 are any other applications to be made, you should put
2 them in by way of a motion. The judgement will be
3 given as soon as we can possibly do so, and I apologise
4 again for the delay.
5 I'll adjourn.
6 --- Whereupon the Status Conference
7 adjourned at 10.08 a.m. sine die