1 Thursday, 22 August 2013
2 [Status Conference]
3 [Open session]
4 [The accused entered court]
5 --- Upon commencing at 9.33 a.m.
6 JUDGE SEKULE: Good morning, everyone.
7 Will the Registrar please call the case.
8 THE REGISTRAR: Good morning, Your Honour. The case number
9 IT-05-88-A, the Prosecutor versus Mr. Popovic, Mr. Beara, Mr. Nikolic,
10 Mr. Miletic, and Mr. Pandurevic.
11 JUDGE SEKULE: Thank you, Registry.
12 May I have the appearance beginning with the Prosecution, please.
13 MR. MACDONALD: Good morning, Your Honour. Jonathan Macdonald,
14 Francois Boudreault, on behalf of the Prosecution. And our case manager,
15 Colin Nawrot.
16 JUDGE SEKULE: Thank you, Learned Counsel.
17 May I have the appearance beginning with the -- may I have the
18 appearance also for the Defence, and can we have the appearance of
19 Mr. Popovic.
20 MS. TAPUSKOVIC: Good morning, Your Honour. My name is
21 Mira Tapuskovic. I am co-counsel of Vujadin Popovic.
22 JUDGE SEKULE: Thank you, Learned Counsel.
23 And then the Defence for Mr. Beara.
24 MR. OSTOJIC: Good morning, Your Honour. John Ostojic on behalf
25 of Mr. Beara.
1 JUDGE SEKULE: Thank you, Learned Counsel.
2 May we have also for the Defence of Mr. Nikolic.
3 MS. NIKOLIC: [Interpretation] Good morning, Your Honour. Jelena
4 Nikolic and Stephane Bourgon representing Mr. Nikolic.
5 JUDGE SEKULE: Thank you, Learned Counsel.
6 May we also appearance for the Defence of Mr. Miletic.
7 MS. FAUVEAU: Good morning, Your Honour.
8 Natacha Fauveau-Ivanovic together with Nenad Petrusic for
9 General Miletic.
10 JUDGE SEKULE: Thank you, Learned Counsel.
11 And finally, may I have the appearance for the Defence of
12 Mr. Pandurevic.
13 MR. DAVIS: Good morning, Your Honour. Simon Davis for
14 Vinko Pandurevic this morning.
15 JUDGE SEKULE: Thank you, Learned Counsel.
16 Before we continue, I would like to confirm that all the
17 Appellants are able to follow the proceedings in a language they
19 Mr. Popovic.
20 THE APPELLANT POPOVIC: [Interpretation] Your Honour, yes I can
21 follow in the language I understand.
22 JUDGE SEKULE: Thank you.
23 Mr. Beara.
24 THE APPELLANT BEARA: [Interpretation] The same goes for me.
25 JUDGE SEKULE: And Mr. Nikolic.
1 THE APPELLANT NIKOLIC: [Interpretation] I am prepared to follow
2 in a language I understand.
3 JUDGE SEKULE: And Mr. Miletic.
4 THE APPELLANT MILETIC: [Interpretation] I can follow in a
5 language I understand.
6 JUDGE SEKULE: And Mr. Pandurevic, finally.
7 THE APPELLANT PANDUREVIC: [Interpretation] I have interpretation
8 and I am following.
9 JUDGE SEKULE: Thank you.
10 Let me begin by providing a very brief summary of recent
11 decisions and orders issued by the Appeals Chamber in this case.
12 One: On 24th May, 2013, the Appeals Chamber issued a public
13 decision denying Radovan Karadzic's immediate access to the designated
14 non-privileged material in the possession of the Office of the
16 Two: On 18 July, 2013, Judge Robinson, Pre-Appeal Judge, issued
17 a public order relating to Radovan Karadzic's 17 July 2013 motion
18 requesting the rescission of protected measures for
19 Witness Milomir Savcic, instructing the Victim and Witnesses Section of
20 the Tribunal to consult with the witness.
21 And three: On 24th July, 2013, the Appeals Chamber issued a
22 public decision rescinding these protective measures for the Karadzic
24 I will now provide a very brief summary of the status of the
25 pending motions before the Appeals Chamber in this case.
1 The Appeals Chamber is currently seized of two motions: One,
2 Mr. Popovic's third, motion pursuant to Rule 115, filed on 15 August,
3 2011; and two, Mr. Popovic's fourth motion, pursuant to Rule 115, filed
4 on 19 September, 2011. All responses and replies have been received by
5 the Appeals Chamber and the motions remain under consideration by the
7 That covers the summary of pending motions. If there are any
8 matters to be raised by counsel, we can do that after I have heard from
9 the Appellants on the status of their health.
10 May I now ask the Appellants whether they wish to raise any
11 concerns regarding their health or the condition of their detention.
12 If I may start with Mr. Popovic. Do you have any issues to raise
13 in this connection?
14 THE APPELLANT POPOVIC: [Interpretation] Your Honour, I have
15 nothing to say. So far everything is good.
16 JUDGE SEKULE: Thank you.
17 Mr. Beara.
18 THE APPELLANT BEARA: [Interpretation] I have nothing to add
19 either. No complaints.
20 JUDGE SEKULE: Thank you.
21 And Mr. Nikolic.
22 THE APPELLANT NIKOLIC: [Interpretation] Mr. President, my health
23 is good. I have no complaints concerning the conditions of my detention.
24 JUDGE SEKULE: Thank you.
25 Mr. Miletic.
1 THE APPELLANT MILETIC: [Interpretation] Mr. President, given my
2 age and the conditions, things are fine.
3 JUDGE SEKULE: Thank you.
4 And finally, Mr. Pandurevic.
5 THE APPELLANT PANDUREVIC: [Interpretation] Your Honour, the
6 conditions are good. My health is good. Thank you.
7 JUDGE SEKULE: Thank you very much all for your observation on
8 this matter.
9 May I now ask whether there are any additional matters to be
10 raised by the Prosecution or any of the counsel?
11 Learned Counsel for the Prosecution, do you have any issue?
12 MR. MACDONALD: The Prosecution doesn't wish to raise any issues
13 at this time, Your Honour.
14 JUDGE SEKULE: Thank you, Learned Counsel.
15 And members of the Defence, do you have any issues to raise at
16 this juncture? None. Thank you.
17 Well, then, there being no other matters to be raised, this
18 Status Conference is hereby adjourned.
19 --- Whereupon the Status Conference adjourned
20 at 9.42 a.m.