1 Wednesday, 21 July 2004
2 [Status Conference]
3 [Open session]
4 [The appellants entered court]
5 --- Upon commencing at 12.34 p.m.
6 JUDGE WEINBERG DE ROCA: Well, let's start by Mr. Fila.
7 Is there anything you want to raise in this Status Conference?
8 MR. FILA: [Interpretation] Your Honour, no. Let me just repeat
9 my satisfaction and say that I regret that we will not see each other
11 JUDGE WEINBERG DE ROCA: We will see each other at the delivery
12 of the judgement.
13 Mr. Simic.
14 MR. J. SIMIC: [Interpretation] We have no particular matters to
15 raise either. We're just awaiting the judgement. Thank you.
16 JUDGE WEINBERG DE ROCA: Mr. Stojanovic.
17 MR. STOJANOVIC: [Interpretation] Thank you, Your Honour.
18 My client would like to address a few words to you, with your
19 permission, and I would also give an explanation if necessary. If you
20 could allow him to speak, but it is not really linked to the actual
21 content of the proceedings. I would be grateful.
22 JUDGE WEINBERG DE ROCA: Is it -- is it linked to the detention?
23 MR. STOJANOVIC: [Interpretation] I don't really know. He's
24 telling me it is not. I believe that it has to do with the decision of
25 this Chamber. I don't remember exactly who made this decision. And that
1 was instructions to the Registry. And I think it has to do with the
2 Defence, and that is the reason why my client would like to say
3 something. I think that he was the one who conducted this procedure. He
4 was the one who took these -- the initiative for these administrative
5 matters, so I would like him to be able to explain.
6 [Appeal Chamber and legal officer confer]
7 JUDGE WEINBERG DE ROCA: Mr. Zigic, is this related to the
8 decision of the Registrar still pending on the payment of fees?
9 THE APPELLANT ZIGIC: [Interpretation] Yes, Your Honour.
10 JUDGE WEINBERG DE ROCA: We consulted with the Registry before
11 the Status Conference and they promised to issue a decision soon. I
12 don't know if there's anything in particular you want to add.
13 THE APPELLANT ZIGIC: [Interpretation] In that case, no. I just
14 wanted to tell you that I am under psychological pressure. Since the
15 Registry has not been paying my Defence counsel, the existence of my
16 family is in question. I have to sell the only property I have; that is,
17 my apartment, to be able to pay the enormous bills of Mr. Stojanovic.
18 These are very high amounts which I'm unable to pay, and I'm under great
19 pressure. And the Registry has still not made a decision, and I am very
20 worried about it. But in any event, if you have consulted with the
21 Registry and if the decision will be made soon, I have nothing else to
22 add except to appeal for expediency. Thank you.
23 JUDGE WEINBERG DE ROCA: Thank you very much, Mr. Zigic. After
24 the Status Conference, I will again contact the Registry and ask if there
25 is a date they can promise the decision to be issued.
1 And as to the judgement, you heard the Presiding Judge promising
2 the judgement first as soon as possible, and then saying something about
3 autumn. So it should be in this year.
4 Does any of the parties want to add something?
5 MS. BRADY: No, Your Honour. The Prosecution has nothing further
6 to add.
7 JUDGE WEINBERG DE ROCA: Thank you.
8 Then we will miss each other after having seen so much of us the
9 last few days, and this Status Conference is adjourned.
10 --- Whereupon the Status Conference
11 adjourned at 12.40 p.m.