Case No. IT-02-60/1-A
BEFORE THE PRE-APPEAL JUDGE
Judge Mehmet Güney
Mr. Hans Holthuis
3 February 2005
DECISION ON PROSECUTION MOTION FOR EXTENSION OF PAGES
Counsel for the Appellant:
Ms. Virginia C. Lindsay
Counsel for the Prosecutor:
Mr. Norman Farrell
I, MEHMET GÜNEY, Judge of the Appeals 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 ("International Tribunal"),
BEING SEISED OF the "Prosecution Motion for Extension of Pages" filed on 2 February 2005 ("Motion"), whereby the Prosecution requests an extension of 15-20 pages in addition to the page limit set out in paragraph (C)(5) of the Practice Direction on the Length of Briefs and Motions1 ("Practice Direction") for the filing of its response to the Appellant’s Second Motion to Admit Additional Evidence;2
NOTING that, in support of its Motion, the Prosecution submits the following:
NOTING paragraph (C)(5) of the Practice Direction which provides that motions, replies and responses before a Chamber will not exceed 10 pages or 3,000 words, whichever is greater;
CONSIDERING that paragraph (C)(7) of the Practice Direction states that a party seeking authorisation to exceed the prescribed page limits "must provide an explanation of the exceptional circumstances that necessitate the oversized filing";
FINDING that, in the circumstances of the case, the requirements of paragraph (C)(7) of the Practice Direction have been met and that the variation sought is warranted;
GRANT the Motion.
Done in English and French, the English text being authoritative.
Done this 3rd day of February 2005,
At The Hague, The Netherlands.
[Seal of the Tribunal]