IN THE TRIAL CHAMBER
Judge Almiro Rodrigues, Presiding
Judge Fouad Riad
Judge Patricia Wald
Mrs. de Sampayo Garrido-Nijgh, Registrar
21 November 2000
MLADEN NALETILIC aka "TUTA"
VINKO MARTINOVIC aka "STELA"
DECISION ON MOTION FOR AN EXTENSION TO SUBMIT THE PRE-TRIAL BRIEF
The Office of the Prosecutor:
Mr. Kenneth Scott
Counsel for the Accused:
Mr. Kresimir Krsnik, for Mladen NALETILIC
Mr. Branko Seric, for Vinko MARTINOVIC
TRIAL CHAMBER I 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 (hereafter "Tribunal"):
BEING SEISED of the "Motion for an Extension to Submit the Pre-Trial Brief" filed by counsel for the accused Martinovic on 20 November 2000 (hereafter "the Motion"), seeking an extension of time until 27 November 2000 for filing the pre-trial brief of the accused Vinko Martinovic;
NOTING that, pursuant to her Scheduling Order dated 27 October 2000, Judge Patricia Wald, as Pre-Trial Judge in this matter, noted that the pre-trial brief of the Prosecutor was expected to be filed with the Chamber by 3 November 2000; and ordered that the Defence file their respective pre-trial briefs within two weeks of that date, namely by 20 November 2000;
NOTING that the pre-trial brief of the Prosecutor was not translated and filed with the Chamber until 11 November 2000;
NOTING that the Pre-Trial Conference has been scheduled for 7 December 2000;
NOTING that Rule 65 ter (F), empowers the pre-trial Judge to set a time limit for the Defence to file a pre-trial brief, providing that it is not later than seven days before the Pre-Trial Conference;
FINDING that it is in the interests of justice to extend the time limit for counsel for the accused Naletilic and Martinovic to file their respective pre-trial briefs, until 27 November 2000.
FOR THE FOREGOING REASONS
GRANTS the Motion and
ORDERS that the respective pre-trial briefs for the accused Martinovic, and the accused Naletilic be filed on or before 27 November 2000.
Done in both French and English, the English version being authoritative.
Done this 21st day of November 2000,
At The Hague,
Patricia M. Wald
(Seal of the Tribunal)