1 Wednesday, 4th August, 1999
2 (Status Conference)
3 (Open session)
4 --- Upon commencing at 5.20 p.m.
5 JUDGE MUMBA: I wanted to remind the parties
6 that orders were already issued by the Trial Chamber
7 for release of the audio-visual record of the visual
8 record according to Rule 81(D) and also the order
9 regarding permitting photography. These orders were
10 issued on the 9th of March, 1998, so they are still in
12 The third order was also issued concerning
13 the filing of motions by the Trial Chamber. The order
14 was also issued on 9th March, 1998. It is still in
15 force regarding this indictment, so there's no need for
16 new orders to be issued by the Trial Chamber.
17 The order is hereby issued for the detention
18 and remand of the accused pursuant to Rule 64 of the
19 Rules of Procedure and Evidence, so that he can remain
20 in the detention unit until further order.
21 I will now turn to the Prosecution regarding
22 disclosure and all the relevant sequence of events that
23 follow the initial appearance. I would like to know
24 what the position is.
25 MR. RYNEVELD: Yes, Your Honour. My
1 understanding is that we are in a position to provide,
2 in general, most of the disclosure required immediately
3 today, and there are -- I could ask my colleague,
4 perhaps, to provide you with some specifics. I
5 understand that there are English versions available
6 immediately but there are other versions which will be
7 available in due course.
8 JUDGE MUMBA: Yes. Can we have the
9 specifics, please?
10 MS. KUO: Yes, Your Honour. We are prepared
11 to provide in English and in B/C/S copies of the
12 indictment, copies of the witness statements, all 11
13 witness statements, which comprise the supporting
14 materials, as well as a statement of facts that was
15 also part of the supporting materials.
16 We are aware of our obligation to provide any
17 other materials that constituted the supporting
18 materials in both languages within 30 days, and so we
19 will be able to comply with that forthwith. Today, we
20 have the two binders of English and B/C/S versions of
21 the documents I mentioned.
22 JUDGE MUMBA: Thank you very much. The Trial
23 Chamber is concerned with this particular case because
24 there is another case which was part of the original
25 indictment which the accused is facing. The Trial
1 Chamber is interested in having this particular case
2 coming to trial within a short period, because in the
3 other trials the Trial Chamber is facing are about to
4 come to a close. So it may be that within four or five
5 months that the Trial Chamber may be ready to set a
6 trial date and actually start trial for this particular
8 So I would like to plead with the Prosecution
9 to proceed very quickly with disclosure procedures so
10 that the Defence counsel will have enough time, within
11 the remaining months of this year, to prepare a defence
12 and be ready for trial.
13 MS. KUO: We will be able to, Your Honour.
14 As Your Honour pointed out, there is this other case,
15 and most of the other documents have been translated
16 already, so those will be available very quickly.
17 JUDGE MUMBA: Thank you very much.
18 We were informed by the Defence counsel that
19 the accused is okay, the detention facilities are all
20 right. I would like to know whether there are any
21 other matters the Defence counsel would like to raise
22 at this stage.
23 MR. MORRISON: Nothing specific, Your
24 Honour. I understand from Your Honour's comments that
25 Your Honour may be anticipating that the trial of this
1 defendant will be a trial of him alone.
2 JUDGE MUMBA: No, no, that it may come up
3 rather early, early next year.
4 MR. MORRISON: I'm grateful for that
5 indication. I can indicate now that it may be,
6 although I may not be making the application myself,
7 that there will be a motion before the Court for the
8 severance of his case from this indictment because he
9 only faces the two counts on the indictment. Of
10 course, that's a motion which will have to be
11 determined upon its merits if and when it is made, but
12 I think it's proper that the Court should be
13 forewarned, for the administration of this case, that
14 that may well happen, that there may be such an
16 Beyond that, I should be grateful to receive
17 such disclosure as available today and, of course, to
18 state the obvious point, that the defendant will
19 require all of the documentation in B/C/S, rather than
20 in English or in French.
21 JUDGE MUMBA: Yes.
22 MR. MORRISON: Thank you very much.
23 JUDGE MUMBA: Any matters to be raised by the
24 Prosecution at this stage?
25 MR. RYNEVELD: No. At this time, Your
1 Honour, I believe those are all the issues. Thank
3 JUDGE MUMBA: Thank you very much. I believe
4 we've come to the end of our proceedings this
5 afternoon. The Court will rise until further order.
6 --- Whereupon the hearing adjourned at
7 5.30 p.m.