Tribunal Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia

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1 Monday, 28 October 2002

2 [Status Conference]

3 [Open session]

4 [The accused entered court]

5 --- Upon commencing at 3.02 p.m.

6 JUDGE HUNT: Call the case, please.

7 THE REGISTRAR: Good afternoon, Your Honour. Case number

8 IT-96-21-A bis, the Prosecutor versus Zdravko Mucic, Hazim Delic, and Esad

9 Landzo. Thank you.

10 JUDGE HUNT: Appearances. Prosecution.

11 MR. FARRELL: Good afternoon, Your Honour. Thank you. Norman

12 Farrell and Mr. Anthony Carmona for the Prosecution.

13 JUDGE HUNT: For Mr. Delic.

14 MR. KUZMANOVIC: Good afternoon, Your Honour. Tomislav Kuzmanovic

15 on behalf of Mr. Zdravko Mucic. Mr. Morrison is in trial this week.

16 JUDGE HUNT: Glad you were able to make it. I gather you had some

17 problems. For Mr. Mucic.

18 THE INTERPRETER: Microphone, please, microphone.

19 MR. KARABDIC: For Hazim Delic. With me is my colleague Thomas

20 Moran from Houston.

21 JUDGE HUNT: Thank you, Mr. Karabdic. And for Mr. Landzo.

22 MS. SINATRA: Good afternoon, for Mr. Landzo, I'm Cynthia Sinatra

23 and along with me is my esteemed counsel Mr. Murphy.

24 JUDGE HUNT: Thank you. Now, this is a Status Conference which we

25 are obliged to hold in accordance to the Rules, so many days having passed

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1 since the last time the matter was in Court.

2 Is there anything the Prosecution seeks to raise?

3 MR. FARRELL: No, Your Honour. Thank you.

4 JUDGE HUNT: Any matters under Rule 65 bis that the accused wish

5 to raise? Mr. Kuzmanovic?

6 MR. KUZMANOVIC: Nothing today, Your Honour. Thank you.

7 JUDGE HUNT: Mr. Karabdic?

8 MR. MORAN: Nothing, Your Honour.

9 JUDGE HUNT: Ms. Sinatra.

10 MS. SINATRA: Nothing, Your Honour.

11 JUDGE HUNT: Yes, I rather gathered from inquiries made when we

12 were arranging the date that that may be the result. But we're very

13 grateful for you having coming. It is very important that you have some

14 contact with your clients face-to-face. It seems them at least

15 understanding that people are representing them still. You are no doubt

16 all thinking you would like to ask when the judgement will be delivered.

17 There is a draft in existence but it hasn't been completed. I have to say

18 to you only as by way of some explanation, since the number of Trial

19 Chambers increased from three to six the work has actually more than

20 doubled in the Appeals Chamber, and we regret the time that has it has

21 taken. However, there were a number of very important issues raised which

22 we have to deal with and deal with them with some care, at least to avoid

23 them arising again, but we are hopeful to be getting it out within a

24 reasonable time. I think I can assure you there will be no further Status

25 Conferences.

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1 Well, with that, thank you very much for coming, and we'll now

2 adjourn.

3 --- Whereupon the Status Conference adjourned

4 at 3.06 p.m.