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:
22 November 2001

PROSECUTOR

v.

MLADEN NALETILIC aka "TUTA"
and
VINKO MARTINOVIC aka "STELA"

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SCHEDULING ORDER

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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 1992 ("the Tribunal"):

NOTING that by "Decision on Prosecutorís Motion to Receive Testimony via Video-Conference Link Pursuant to Rule 71bis", filed confidentially on 25 October 2001, the Chamber granted the "Motion of the Prosecutor to Receive Testimony via Video-Conference Link Pursuant to Rule 71bis", filed confidentially on 10 October 2001;

NOTING that, in co-operation with the Prosecutorís office, the Registry and the assisting national authorities concerned, the video-conference links have been scheduled to take place on Tuesday, 27 November 2001, on Thursday, 29 November 2001 and on Monday, 3 December 2001;

CONSIDERING that due to specific organisational and technical restrictions, a fixed time-schedule had to be set for each of the video-conference links in co-operation with Registry and the assisting national authorities concerned;

CONSIDERING that, when setting this time-schedule, the Chamber took into account the necessities of the case to guarantee the fairness of the trial with regard to the partiesí rights to examine in direct and in cross the video-conference link witnesses;

CONSIDERING FURTHER that pursuant to Rule 90 (F) of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence of the Tribunal the Chamber "shall exercise control over the mode and order of interrogating witnesses and presenting evidence";

 

FOR THE FOREGOING REASONS

HEREBY ORDERS the parties to comply with the following time schedule for the video-link conferences on 27 and 29 November and on 3 December 2001:

  1. The video-conference link on 27 November 2001 is scheduled to take place from 2 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. in courtroom I. The particular sessions will be held as follows:

    1. from 2 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.
    2. from 4 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
    3. from 6 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.;

  1. The video-conference link on 29 November 2001 is scheduled to take place from 3 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. in courtroom I. The particular sessions will be held as follows:

    1. from 3 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.
    2. from 5 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.
    3. from 8 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.;

  1. The video-conference link on 3 December 2001 is scheduled to take place from 4.30 p.m. to 11 p.m. in courtroom I. The particular sessions will be held as follows:

    1. from 3.30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    2. from 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    3. from 9.30 p.m. to 11 p.m.;

  1. Each of the video-link conferences provides 4.5 hours for the testimony of the respective witnesses. Pursuant to Rule 90 (F), the Prosecution will have 2 hours for their examination-in-chief and the Defence will have 2 hours together for the cross-examination of each of the video-conference link witnesses. The remaining 30 minutes of each session are reserved for the Judgesí questions to the witnesses;
  2. The Trial Chamber will not tolerate the non-compliance of any of the parties with this scheduling order in order to "avoid needless consumption of time";

HEREBY FURTHER INFORMS the parties about the court schedule for the period from 4 December 2001 to 17 December 2001:

  1. On Tuesday, 4 December 2001, the Chamber will sit from 2.30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in courtroom II. The particular sessions will be held from 2.30 p.m. to 3.40 p.m., from 4.10 p.m. to 5.20 p.m. and from 5.40 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  2. On Wednesday, 5 December 2001, the Chamber will sit from 2.15 p.m. to 7 p.m. in courtroom I. The particular sessions will be held from 2.15 p.m. to 3.40 p.m., from 4.10 p.m. to 5.20 p.m. and from 5.40 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  3. On Thursday, 6 December 2001, the Chamber will sit from 2.15 p.m. to 7 p.m. in courtroom I. The particular sessions will be held from 2.15 p.m. to 3.40 p.m., from 4.10 p.m. to 5.20 p.m. and from 5.40 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  4. On Friday, 7 December 2001, the Chamber will sit during the regular sitting hours from 9.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in courtroom I.
  5. On Monday, 10 December 2001, and Tuesday, 11 December 2001, the Chamber will sit during the regular sitting hours from 9.30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in courtroom I.
  6. Due to other official obligations of the Judges, the Chamber will not sit from 12 December 2001 until 14 December 2001.
  7. From 17 December 2001 until 4 January 2002, the court is in recess.
  8. The Chamber will resume sitting on 7 January 2002. The sitting hours will be communicated to the parties in due course.

 

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

Dated this twenty-second day of November 2001,
At The Hague,
The Netherlands

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Judge Liu Daqun
Presiding Judge

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