IN THE TRIAL CHAMBER

Before:
Judge Almiro Rodrigues, Presiding
Judge Fouad Riad
Judge Patricia Wald

Registrar:
Mr. Hans Holthuis

Decision of:
3 April 2001

THE PROSECUTOR

v.

MIROSLAV KVOCKA
MILOJICA KOS
MLADO RADIC
ZORAN ZIGIC
DRAGOLJUB PRCAC

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ORDER MODIFYING THE TRIAL CHAMBERíS DECISION ON THE NEW REVISED LIST OF DEFENCE WITNESSES FOR THE ACCUSED ZIGIC

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The Office of the Prosecutor:

Mr. Krstan Simic for Miroslav Kvocka
Mr. Zarko Nikolic for Milojica Kos
Mr. Toma Fila for Mladjo Radic
Mr. Slobodan Stojanovic for Zoran Zigic
Mr. Jovan Simic for Dragoljub Prcac

Defence Counsel:

Ms. Susan Somers
Mr. Kapila Waidyaratne
Mr. Daniel Saxon

 

TRIAL CHAMBER I ("the 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 ("the Tribunal"),

NOTING the "Decision on the new revised list of Defence witnesses for the accused Zigic" issued by the Chamber on 16 March 2001 ("the Decision"), which ordered, inter alia, that the witnesses Dragomir Saponja, Yugoslav Gnjatovic, Dr, Dusanka Andjelkovic, Mile Ivankovic and Goran Laic in the defence of the accused Zigic ("the five witnesses") be heard by video-conference from Banja Luka on Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 April 2001;

NOTING that live witnesses are scheduled to be heard in The Hague in the defence of the accused Zigic on Tuesday 17 April 2001;

NOTING that, according to information received from the Registry, the hearing of live witnesses on 17 April 2001 poses difficulties for those witnesses in that they will have to travel on Thursday 12 April and wait in The Hague for five days, while if they were to be heard on Thursday 19 April 2001 no such problem would arise;

CONSIDERING that this difficulty can be avoided without loss of court time if the date of the video-conference from Banja Luka is moved to 17 and 18 April 2001 and the live witnesses are heard on 19 April 2001;

NOTING the oral agreement of the parties to this new arrangement indicated at the hearing on 30 March 2001;

PURSUANT to Rule 54 of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence of the Tribunal;

HEREBY MODIFIES the Decision and orders that the five witnesses shall be heard by video-conference from Banja Luka on 17 and 18 April 2001.

 

Done in English.

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Almiro Rodrigues
Presiding Judge

Dated this third day of April 2001,
At The Hague
The Netherlands.

[Seal of the Tribunal]