IN THE TRIAL CHAMBER

Before:
Judge Patrick Robinson, Presiding
Judge O-Gon Kwon
Judge Iain Bonomy

Registrar:
Mr. Hans Holthuis

Order of:
21 November 2005

PROSECUTOR

v.

MILAN MILUTINOVIC
NIKOLA SAINOVIC
DRAGOLJUB OJDANIC
NEBOJSA PAVKOVIC,
VLADIMIR LAZAREVIC,
VLASTIMIR DORDEVIC
SRETEN LUKIC

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ORDER ARISING FROM PROSECUTIONíS SUBMISSION REGARDING THE ORDER OF PRE-TRIAL JUDGE FROM STATUS CONFERENCE

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The Office of the Prosecutor

Mr. Thomas Hannis
Ms. Christina Moeller
Mr. Chester Stamp
Ms. Carolyn Edgerton

Counsel for the Accused

Mr. Eugene OíSullivan and Mr. Slobodan Zecevic for Milan Milutinovic
Mr. Tomislav Visnjic and Mr. Peter Robinson for Dragoljub Ojdanic
Mr. Toma Fila and Mr. Vladimir Petrovic for Nikola Sainovic
Mr. John Ackerman and Mr. Aleksander Aleksic for Mr. Nebojsa Pavkovic
Mr. Mihajlo Bakrac for Mr. Vladimir Lazarevic
Mr. Theodore Scudder for Mr. Sreten Lukic

 

THIS TRIAL 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 International Tribunal"),

NOTING the Order issued by the pre-trial Judge arising from the Status Conference held on 25 August 2005 ("Order from Status Conference"),1 which ordered both the Prosecution and Defence to undertake various tasks for pre-trial preparation of the case,

NOTING the "Prosecutionís Submission Regarding the Order of Pre-Trial Judge Arising from Status Conference," filed 30 September 2005 ("Prosecutionís Submission"), in which the Prosecution informs the Trial Chamber of its responses to individual orders contained in the Order from Status Conference,

NOTING, in particular, the following from the Prosecutionís Submission in response to the Order from Status Conference:

  1. the Prosecution has reviewed all motions that were filed with respect to the cases IT-99-37-PT and IT-03-70-PT, and submits that all motions and decisions filed previously in these two cases continue to have effect in this now joint case IT-05-87-PT; the Prosecution is particularly concerned that all previously granted protective measures shall apply in this case to all accused and expressly requests the Trial Chamber to order that all protective measures previously granted in cases IT-99-37-PT and IT-03-70-PT shall apply in case IT-05-87-PT;
  2. in relation to the Prosecutionís Fifth Motion on Protective Measures, filed on 11 February 2005, the Prosecution has contacted the Croatian Government which has re-iterated its request for protective measures; however, the Prosecution is in ongoing discussions with the Croatian Government and submits that it will further notify the Trial Chamber of any developments as soon as some progress can be anticipated. The Prosecution also request that this pending Fifth Motion on Protective Measures is extended to all six accused;

NOTING that no responses to the Prosecutionís Submission have been received from the Defence for any of the Accused,

NOTING that counsel for Pavkovic and Lukic have expressed concern regarding certain difficulties in obtaining access to materials presented during closed sessions of Prosecutor v. Milosevic, IT-02-54-T,2

NOTING that counsel for Pavkovic, Lazarevic and Lukic reiterated this concern at a Rule 65 ter Conference on 8 November 2005, and previously stated3 that they desire the same access to material from Prosecutor v. Milosevic that was granted to Ojdanic and Sainovic by the Milosevic Trial Chamberís Decision on Defence Motions for Access to Transcripts and Documents and for Disclosure of Ex Parte Filing, dated 14 June 2002,

NOTING that Milutinovic subsequently obtained access to the same material without the issuance of an Order applicable to him,

NOTING that the Prosecution is willing to provide access to such material to all of the Accused in this case and has expressed its desire for an order directing as much,

NOTING Rule 65 ter(B) of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence ("Rules"), according to which the pre-trial Judge shall, under the authority and supervision of the Trial Chamber seized of the case, coordinate communication between the parties during the pre-trial phase, ensure that proceedings are not unduly delayed and take any measure necessary to prepare the case for a fair and expeditious trial,

CONSIDERING that it may assist the parties if the Trial Chamber clarifies the position in relation to the previous orders and decisions made in IT-99-37-PT and IT-03-70-PT, prior to the Joinder Decision of 8 July 2005, and also in relation to the pending Prosecutionís Fifth Motion on Protective Measures,

PURSUANT TO Rules 54 and 65 ter of the Rules,

HEREBY ORDERS as follows:

  1. All orders and decisions filed previously in cases IT-99-37-PT and IT-03-70-PT, identified in Sections I through IV of the Annex to this Order, shall continue to have effect in case IT-05-87-PT;

  2. All previously-granted protective measures in cases IT-99-37-PT and IT-03-70-PT, identified in Sections V and VI of the Annex to this Order,4 shall apply to all Accused in case IT-05-87-PT;

  3. The currently-pending Prosecutionís Fifth Motion on Protective Measures shall be extended to all Accused in case IT-05-87-PT, in accordance with the Prosecutionís Submission;

  4. The Prosecution shall inform the Trial Chamber as soon as is practicable as to the outcome of ongoing discussions with the Croatian Government in relation to the Prosecutionís Fifth Motion on Protective Measures;

  5. The Registrar shall provide, within fifteen days of this order, the defence teams of Pavkovic, Lazarevic and Lukic with 1) remote access to electronic copies of all public and confidentialóbut not ex parteódocuments filed before 8 July 2005 in case IT-99-37-PT and 2) hard copies of all orders and decisions identified in Section I of the Annex to this Order as well as of the Prosecutionís Fifth Motion on Protective Measures;

  6. The Registrar shall provide, within fifteen days of this order, the defence teams of Milutinovic, Ojdanic and Sainovic with 1) remote access to electronic copies of all public and confidential Ė but not ex parte Ė documents filed before 8 July 2005 in case IT-03-70-PT and 2) hard copies of all orders and decisions identified in Section III of the Annex to this Order;

  7. Pavkovic, Lazarevic and Lukic are invited to apply to the Milosevic Trial Chamber for an order making that Chamberís 14 June 2002 Decision applicable to them.

 

Done in English and French, the English text being authoritative.

______________
Judge Patrick Robinson
Presiding

Dated this twenty-first day of November 2005
At The Hague
The Netherlands

[Seal of the Tribunal]


Annex

  1. Orders and Decisions other than related to provisional release filed previously in case IT-99-37-PT which shall continue to have effect in case IT-05-87-PT
  2. Date

    Title

    30 June 2005

    Order on pseudonym change for protected witness

    10 February 2005

    Order to Prosecution on modification of reporting regime on situation of witness

    09 December 2004

    Order on Prosecutionís fourth motion for variance of prior orders of non-disclosure

    23 September 2004

    Order on Prosecutionís third motion for variance of prior orders on non-disclosure

    21 September 2004

    Decision on motions of the defence in Prosecutor v Milutinovic, Ojdanic and Sainovic for access to certain confidential filings

    30 August 2004

    Order designating pre-trial judge

    27 July 2004

    Decision on Prosecutionís motion for protective measures

    27 July 2004

    Decision on motions of the defence Prosecutor v Milutinovic, Ojdanic and Sainovic for access to certain confidential filings

    04 February 2004

    Order on Prosecutionís second motion for variance of prior orders on non-disclosure

    04 February 2004

    Order on Prosecutionís motion for variance of prior orders on non-disclosure

    14 November 2003

    Decision on Prosecution motion for reconsideration and modification of Trial Chamberís decision on protective measures

    29 August 2003

    Order granting Prosecution request for further partial stay and suspension of time limit for application for certification for appeal and motion for modification

    18 July 2003

    Decision on Prosecutionís motion for protective measures

    10 February 2003

    Decision on defence motion to require disclosure of Rule 68 material obtained pursuant to Rule 70

    20 June 2002

    Corrigendum to decision on ex-parte and confidential Prosecutionís motion for witness protection measures

    14 June 2002

    Decision on defence motions for access to transcripts

    07 June 2002

    Decision on Ex Parte and confidential Prosecutionís motion for witness protection measures

    07 June 2002

    Decision on Prosecutionís motion for order of non-disclosure to public of supporting materials disclosed pursuant to rule 66 (A)(i)5

    07 June 2002

    Decision on Prosecutionís motion for order of non-disclosure to public of supporting materials disclosed pursuant to rule 66 (A)(i)6

  3. Orders and Decisions related to provisional release filed previously in case IT-99-37-PT that shall continue to have effect in case IT-05-87-PT
  4. Date

    Title

    30 June 2005

    Order on General Ojdanicís urgent motion for modification of conditions of provisional release

    14 April 2005

    Decision on second application for provisional release

    14 April 2005

    Decision on General Ojdanicís fourth application for provisional release

    14 April 2005

    Decision on Third defence request for provisional release

  5. Orders and Decisions other than related to provisional release filed previously in case IT-03-70-PT that shall continue to have effect in case IT-05-87-PT
  6. Date

    Title

    29 June 2005

    Decision on Prosecutionís motion for reconsideration and corrigendum to ĎDecision on Prosecutionís motion for protective measures and request for joint decision on protective measuresí of 19 May 2005

    29 June 2005

    Order changing status of decision on Prosecutionís motion for protective measures and request for joint decision on protective measures

    29 June 2005

    Decision on Prosecutionís motion for order of non-disclosure to public of materials disclosed pursuant to Rule 66(A) and Rule 68

    19 May 2005

    Decision on Prosecutionís motion for protective measures and request for joint decision on protective measures

    27 April 2005

    Decision on Prosecutionís request for order of non-disclosure to public of materials disclosed pursuant to Rule 66(A) and Rule 68

    15 March 2005

    Decision on Prosecutionís motion for order of non-disclosure to public of materials disclosed pursuant to Rule 66(A) and Rule 68

    07 March 2005

    Order designating Pre-Trial Judge

    24 February 2005

    Order re-assigning a case before a Trial Chamber

  7. Decision related to provisional release filed previously in case IT-03-70-PT that shall continue to have effect in case IT-05-87-PT
  8. Date

    Title

    14 April 2005

    Decision on defence request for provisional release

  9. Previously-granted protective measures in case IT-99-37-PT that shall apply to all Accused in case IT-05-87-PT
  10. Date

    Title

    30 June 2005

    Order on pseudonym change for protected witness

    29 June 2005

    Decision on Prosecutionís motion for reconsideration

    19 May 2005

    Decision on Prosecutionís motion for protective measures and request for joint decision on protective measures

    10 February 2005

    Order to Prosecution on modification of reporting regime on situation of witness

    09 December 2004

    Order on Prosecutionís fourth motion for variance of prior orders of non-disclosure

    23 September 2004

    Order on Prosecutionís third motion for variance of prior orders on non-disclosure

    27 July 2004

    Decision on Prosecutionís motion for protective measures

    04 February 2004

    Order on Prosecutionís second motion for variance of prior orders on non-disclosure

    04 February 2004

    Order on Prosecutionís motion for variance of prior orders on non-disclosure

    14 November 2003

    Decision on Prosecution motion for reconsideration and modification of Trial Chamberís decision on protective measures

    29 August 2003

    Order granting Prosecution request for further partial stay and suspension of time limit for application for certification for appeal and motion for modification

    18 July 2003

    Decision on Prosecutionís motion for protective measures

    10 February 2003

    Decision on defence motion to require disclosure of Rule 68 material obtained pursuant to Rule 70

    20 June 2002

    Corrigendum to decision on ex-parte and confidential Prosecutionís motion for witness protection measures

    07 June 2002

    Decision on Ex Parte and confidential Prosecutionís motion for witness protection measures

    07 June 2002

    Decision on Prosecutionís motion for order of non-disclosure to public of supporting materials disclosed pursuant to rule 66 (A)(i)

  11. Previously-granted protective measures in case IT-03-70-PT that shall apply to all Accused in case IT-05-87-PT

Date

Title

29 June 2005

Decision on Prosecutionís motion for reconsideration and corrigendum to ĎDecision on Prosecutionís motion for protective measures and request for joint decision on protective measuresí of 19 May 2005

29 June 2005

Order changing status of decision on Prosecutionís motion for protective measures and request for joint decision on protective measures

19 May 2005

Decision on Prosecutionís motion for protective measures and request for joint decision on protective measures

 


1. "Order of Pre-Trial Judge Arising from Status Conference," 1 September 2005.
2. See Motion to Delay Start of Trial or in the Alternative to Reconsider and Grant Previous Motion for Severance, 7 November 2005, paras. 5-19; Sreten Lukicís Reponse in Support of Pavkovicís Motion to Delay Start of Trial or in the Alternative to Reconsider and Grant Previous Motion for Severance, 8 November 2005.
3. See Transcript, Rule 65 ter Conference, 23 August 2005, at pp. 11-13.
4. These orders are also to be found in Sections I and III of the Annex to this order.
5. Related to Ojdanic.
6. Related to Sainovic.