Tribunal Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia

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 1                           Friday, 10 February 2012

 2                           [Open session]

 3                           [Status Conference]

 4                           [The appellants entered court]

 5                           [The appellant Gvero not present]

 6                           --- Upon commencing at 10.58 a.m.

 7             JUDGE ROBINSON:  Please call the case, Mr. Registrar.

 8             THE REGISTRAR:  Good morning, Your Honour.

 9             This is case number IT-05-88-A, the Prosecutor versus

10     Vujadin Popovic et al.  Thank you.

11             JUDGE ROBINSON:  Appearances for the Prosecution.

12             MR. SCHNEIDER:  Good morning, Your Honour.  Todd Schneider on

13     behalf of the Office of the Prosecution, along with Francois Boudreault

14     and Janet Stewart.

15             JUDGE ROBINSON:  Thank you.  For the Defence.

16             MR. ZIVANOVIC:  Good morning, Your Honours.  For Vujadin Popovic,

17     Zoran Zivanovic as counsel.  Thank you.

18             JUDGE ROBINSON:  Thank you.

19             MR. OSTOJIC:  Good morning, Your Honour.  John Ostojic on behalf

20     of Ljubisa Beara.

21             JUDGE ROBINSON:  Yes.

22             MS. NIKOLIC: [Interpretation] Good morning.  Jelena Nikolic for

23     Mr. Drago Nikolic.  Thank you.

24             JUDGE ROBINSON:  Thank you.  And ...

25             MS. FAUVEAU:  Good morning, Your Honour.  Natacha Fauveau

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 1     Ivanovic for General Miletic.

 2             JUDGE ROBINSON:  Thank you.

 3             MR. JOSSE:  Your Honour, David Josse, along with my lead counsel

 4     Dragan Krgovic, for the absent Milan Gvero.

 5             JUDGE ROBINSON:  Now Mr. Pandurevic.

 6             MR. DAVIS: [Via teleconference] Good morning, Your Honour.  It's

 7     Simon Davis for Vinko Pandurevic.  Good morning, everyone.  Good morning,

 8     Mr. Pandurevic.  I'm sorry that I'm not with you today and for any

 9     inconvenience and/or disappointment this may have caused due to court

10     commitments in the UK.  I am grateful to the Court for arranging the

11     telephone link facility so that I may participate in the hearing.

12             JUDGE ROBINSON:  Well, thank you very much.  Inconvenience,

13     certainly yes.  I'm not sure about the disappointment.  But we're very

14     glad to -- that you are there, and I just wanted to ensure that

15     Mr. Pandurevic -- Mr. Pandurevic, you have consented to this procedure?

16             THE APPELLANT PANDUREVIC: [Interpretation] Yes, Your Honour.

17     Yes.  I have.  I understand fully.

18             JUDGE ROBINSON:  Yes.  That was a question, not a statement.

19             Let me begin by giving a brief summary of the pending motions

20     before the Chamber.

21             First, with respect to the briefing process, the B/C/S

22     translation of the trial judgement in this case was filed on the

23     3rd of January, 2012.  On the same day, the Appeals Chamber issued an

24     order, setting a time-limit to file any amended grounds of appeal.  The

25     order sets the date by which any amendments are to be filed as


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 1     3rd of May, 2012.

 2             Secondly, with respect to pending motions there are the

 3     following.

 4             Two motions filed under Rule 115 on behalf of Mr. Popovic.  These

 5     are the third and fourth motions under Rule 115 filed confidentially by

 6     counsel for Mr. Popovic on 15th of August and 19 September, 2011,

 7     respectively.  All responses and replies to these motions were filed and

 8     these motions remain under consideration by the Appeals Chamber.

 9             A motion was filed confidentially by the Prosecution on the

10     18th of November, 2011, seeking -- yes?

11             MR. SCHNEIDER:  I apologise, Your Honour.  Perhaps we could move

12     into private session to discuss that and other pending confidential

13     motions.

14             JUDGE ROBINSON:  Yes, let's move into a private session.

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19                           [Open session]

20             THE REGISTRAR:  We're back in open session, Your Honour.  Thank

21     you.

22                           [Trial Chamber and Legal Officer confer]

23             JUDGE ROBINSON:  A motion was filed by the accused in the

24     Radovan Karadzic proceedings on the 8th of December, 2011, for access to

25     confidential material in the appellant proceedings of the Popovic case.


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 1     The Prosecution filed its reply on 12th December 2011, and the Chamber is

 2     to give a decision shortly.

 3             May I now ask the appellants whether they wish to raise any

 4     concerns regarding their health or the conditions of their detention.

 5             Mr. Popovic.

 6             THE APPELLANT POPOVIC: [Interpretation] Thank you for your

 7     concern.  I have no problems to raise.

 8             JUDGE ROBINSON:  I'm glad to hear that.  Thanks.

 9             Mr. Beara.

10             THE APPELLANT BEARA: [Interpretation] Nothing to raise.

11     Everything is in good order.

12             JUDGE ROBINSON:  Thanks.

13             Mr. Nikolic.

14             THE APPELLANT NIKOLIC: [Interpretation] Mr. President, I'm in

15     good health.  I have no objections or remarks to make with regard to the

16     conditions in detention.  Thank you.

17             JUDGE ROBINSON:  Thank you.

18             Mr. Miletic.

19             THE APPELLANT MILETIC: [Interpretation] Mr. President, I have --

20     I'm experiencing no problems.  Thank you.

21             JUDGE ROBINSON:  Mr. Pandurevic.

22             THE APPELLANT PANDUREVIC: [Interpretation] Your Honour, the

23     conditions in detention are good and my health is in good state.  Thank

24     you.

25             JUDGE ROBINSON:  May I ask whether any of the counsel would have

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 1     anything to say?

 2             MR. SCHNEIDER:  No, Your Honour.  Thank you.

 3             JUDGE ROBINSON:  Doesn't appear so.

 4             It only remains for me to express my gratitude to the Registry

 5     for very quickly arranging the telephone connection with London, and we

 6     are very grateful to you, Mr. Simon Davis.

 7             MR. DAVIS: [Via teleconference] Thank you, Your Honour.  And

 8     thank you for allowing me to participate in this way.

 9             JUDGE ROBINSON:  Not at all.

10             MR. DAVIS: [Via teleconference] Good morning.

11             JUDGE ROBINSON:  There being no other matters, the hearing is

12     adjourned.

13                           --- Whereupon the Status Conference adjourned

14                           at 11.10 a.m.