Case No. IT-95-13/1-PT

IN TRIAL CHAMBER II

Before:
Judge Carmel Agius, Presiding
Judge Florence Ndepele Mwachande Mumba
Judge Jean-Claude Antonetti

Registrar:
Mr. Hans Holthuis

Order of:
11 December 2003

PROSECUTOR

v.

MILE MRKSIC
MIROSLAV RADIC
VESELIN SLJIVANCANIN

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ORDER ON DEFENCE REQUEST FOR REVIEW OF THE REGISTRARíS DECISION OF 07/10/2003

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The Office of the Prosecutor:

Mr. Jan Wubben
Mr. Mark J. McKeon

Counsel for the Accused Mile Mrksic:

Mr. Miroslav Vasic

Counsel for the Accused Miroslav Radic:

Mr. Borivoje Borovic
Ms. Mira Tapuskovic

Counsel for the Accused Veselin Sljivancanin:

Mr. Novak Lukic
Mr. Momcilo Bulatovic

 

TRIAL CHAMBER II ("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 ("Tribunal"),

BEING SEISED of the "Request by the Radic Defence to the Trial Chamber to Review the Registrarís Decision dated 07.10.2003", filed on 27 October 2003 ("Motion") by the Defence Counsel for Miroslav Radic ("Radic"), requesting the Trial Chamber to review the Decision of the Registrar of the Tribunal ("Registrar") dated 7 October 2003 ("Registrarís Decision")1;

NOTING that the Registrarís Decision determines that Radic should bear the costs of 223 hours of investigative and legal assistance work at the pre-trial stage;

NOTING that Radic argues in the Motion that the Registrarís Decision does not contain "sufficient reasons" for concluding that Radic should partially remunerate counsel;2

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

HEREBY DIRECTS the Registrar to file by 12 January 2004 (i) copies of any material upon which the Registrar based the Registrarís Decision; and (ii) comments on the Motion (collectively "Registrarís Submission");

AND ORDERS Radic to file comments by 26 January 2004 on the Registrarís Submission, with specific reference as to how the Registrar may have failed to comply with the legal requirements governing the Registrarís Decision.

 

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

Dated this Eleventh day of December 2003,
At The Hague
The Netherlands

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Carmel Agius
Presiding

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align1. Prosecutor v. Miroslav Radic, Case No.: IT-95-13/1-PT, Decision, 13 October 2003.
2. Motion, para. 18.