Case No.: IT-98-34-T

BEFORE THE TRIAL CHAMBER

Before:
Judge Liu Daqun, Presiding
Judge Maureen Harding Clark
Judge Fatoumata Diarra

Registrar:
Mr. Hans Holthuis

Order of:
23 October 2002

PROSECUTOR
v.
MLADEN NALETILIC aka "TUTA"
and
VINKO MARTINOVIC aka "STELA"

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DECISION ON PROSECUTORíS MOTION CONCERNING CLOSING ARGUMENTS

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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, SECTION A ("the 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 Tribunal"):

BEING SEIZED OF the "Prosecutorís Motion Concerning Closing Arguments", filed on 22 October 2001 ("the Prosecutorís Motion"), whereby the Prosecutor applied for additional time to be granted to the Prosecution with regard to the closing arguments and requested clarification on the scheduling of the rebuttal argument;

NOTING the Chamberís oral ruling on 15 October 2002 ("the oral scheduling order"), setting out the following schedule for the closing arguments: the final arguments will take place on 28, 29 and 30 October 2002, each party will be given one day, i.e. about four hours to deliver their final argument; the parties shall not read or repeat the content of their final briefs, but sum up their cases; rebuttal and rejoinder argument will be allowed only in a limited timeframe; each party will be allotted about one hour for their rebuttal or rejoinder argument;

CONSIDERING that the Chamber sees no reason to deviate from its oral scheduling order;

HEREBY DECIDES

  1. The Prosecutorís Motion is denied.
  2. The Prosecutor, the Martinovic Defence and the Naletilic Defence are each allotted one day, respectively four hours, for their closing arguments.
  3. The rebuttal and rejoinder arguments of the parties will be heard on Thursday, 31 October 2002, to the extent granted by the Chamber in its oral scheduling order.

 

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

Dated this twenty-third day of October 2002,
At The Hague,
The Netherlands

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Judge Liu Daqun
Presiding Judge

[Seal of the Tribunal]