1 Thursday, 24 March 2005
2 [Status Conference]
3 [Open session]
4 [The accused entered court]
5 --- Upon commencing at 2.43 p.m.
6 JUDGE EL MAHDI: [No interpretation]
7 THE REGISTRAR: Good afternoon, Your Honour. Case number
8 IT-00-41-PT, the Prosecutor versus Pasko Ljubicic.
9 JUDGE EL MAHDI: [Interpretation] Thank you, Madam.
10 May I have the appearances, please. Mr. Harmon.
11 MR. HARMON: Yes. Good afternoon, Mr. President. Good
12 afternoon, counsel. My name is Mark Harmon. Appearing with me is my case
13 manager, Ms. Donnica Henry Frijlink.
14 JUDGE EL MAHDI: [Interpretation] Thank you very much.
15 May I have appearances for the Defence.
16 MR. JONJIC: [Interpretation] Good afternoon, Your Honour. My
17 name is Tomislav Jonjic. I am an attorney-at-law from Zagreb. And I am
18 Defence counsel for Mr. Pasko Ljubicic.
19 JUDGE EL MAHDI: [Interpretation] Thank you.
20 Sir, Mr. Ljubicic, can you hear me in a language that you can
22 THE ACCUSED: [Interpretation] Your Honour, yes, I can and I
23 understand you completely.
24 JUDGE EL MAHDI: [Interpretation] Thank you very much. You may be
1 I believe that we are all aware that at this stage of the
2 pre-trial phase -- we are almost at the end of this pre-trial phase,
3 rather, or it is the end of the pre-trial phase. I have drafted the
4 report, and I have sent it to the President of the Tribunal in order for
5 him to establish a date for the beginning of the trial.
6 I would like to invite the parties to raise -- if there are any
7 questions to be raised at this point regarding any matter that they would
8 like to raise. I am going to turn to the Prosecutor.
9 Mr. Harmon, would you like to raise a particular point at this
10 stage of the procedure? Would you like to inform the Chamber of something
11 in particular?
12 MR. HARMON: I have nothing to inform the Chamber about, Your
13 Honour. Thank you for the invitation.
14 JUDGE EL MAHDI: [Interpretation] Thank you very much, Mr. Harmon.
15 Mr. Jonjic, would you have anything to tell us?
16 MR. JONJIC: [Interpretation] [Previous translation continues] ...
17 Your Honour, the same applies to the Defence. The Defence has nothing to
19 JUDGE EL MAHDI: [Interpretation] Thank you very much.
20 Please correct me, Mr. Jonjic, if I'm mistaken, but I believe
21 that there was a pending motion regarding the provisional release of your
23 MR. JONJIC: [Interpretation] That's right, Your Honour. That's a
24 motion that is still pending, has not been decided upon yet. This is one
25 of the matters that I intended to raise with Mr. Harhoff prior to this
1 conference. Unfortunately, he is absent. And I suggest that we wait
2 until next week, when he returns, and then I will discuss the matter with
3 him and with Mr. Harmon.
4 JUDGE EL MAHDI: [Interpretation] Thank you very much, sir.
5 I would like to inquire about the health of Mr. Ljubicic, and I
6 would like to ask him if he wishes to tell us of his current condition
7 rather in a private conference or not.
8 THE ACCUSED: [Interpretation] There is no need to go into private
9 session. My health is good, and I have nothing to raise in connection
10 with my detention.
11 JUDGE EL MAHDI: [Interpretation] You would like to bring to the
12 attention of the Chamber a particular information? Would you have
13 something to tell the Chamber at this point in time, aside from your
14 health, for instance?
15 THE ACCUSED: [Interpretation] Your Honour, there is nothing
16 specific that I would like to raise before Your Honour. I can only say
17 that it's been a long time now that I've been in detention. I can mention
18 the motion for release until the start of trial, whenever it may be. I
19 have conveyed this wish of mine to my Defence counsel on several
20 occasions, regardless of when this trial will start, I will be at
21 everyone's disposal.
22 There is nothing other than that that I would like to raise.
23 JUDGE EL MAHDI: [Interpretation] Thank you very much. You may be
24 seated, Mr. Ljubicic.
25 I would like to ensure you that the Chamber heard you and will
1 examine carefully what you've said.
2 This being said, I believe that since the parties have nothing
3 else to add -- but rather, before the adjournment, I would like to wish a
4 happy Easter to all of you. And this being said, the -- we are -- we
5 stand adjourned.
6 --- Whereupon the Status Conference adjourned at
7 2.50 p.m.