Judge Almiro Rodrigues, Presiding
Judge Fouad Riad
Judge Patricia Wald

Mrs. de Sampayo Garrido-Nijgh, Registrar

Decision of:
3 May 2000







The Office of the Prosecutor:

Mr. Franck Terrier

Defence Counsel:

Mr. Kresimir Krsnik
Mr. Branko Seric


I, Judge Patricia Wald, acting as Pre-Trial Judge in this matter for 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;

NOTING that a Status Conference is scheduled for 9 May 2000;

INFORMS the parties that they should be prepared to discuss the following matters:

  1. Disclosure of materials pursuant to Rules 66 and 68;
  2. Possibility of taking some testimony by deposition pursuant to Rule 71 or by video-conference link pursuant to Rule 71 bis;
  3. Possibility of reducing the number of issues in dispute through judicial notice pursuant to Rule 94;
  4. Schedule for the submission of reports by expert witnesses pursuant to Rule 94 bis;
  5. Procedure for collecting affidavits or formal statements pursuant to Rule 94ter;
  6. Progress towards completing the pre-trial filings required by Rule 65 ter, particularly (a) whether the parties have made any progress in agreeing on undisputed matters of fact and law; and (b) the number of witnesses that will be called and how many trial days each party estimates will be necessary for its case;
  7. Whether the defence will seek reciprocal disclosure pursuant to Rules 66 and 67;
  8. Whether the accused plans to offer any special defences pursuant to Rule 67(A)(ii);


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

Done this third day of May 2000,
At The Hague,
The Netherlands.

Patricia Wald
Pre-Trial Judge

(Seal of the Tribunal)