Case No. IT-04-74-PT

BEFORE THE PRE-TRIAL JUDGE

Before:
Judge Jean-Claude Antonetti

Registrar:
Mr Hans Holthuis

Order of:
18 January 2006

THE PROSECUTOR

v.

Jadranko PRLIC
Bruno STOJIC
Slobodan PRALJAK
Milivoj PETKOVIC
Valentin CORIC
Berislav PUSIC

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ORDER GRANTING AN EXTENSION OF TIME

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The Office of the Prosecutor:

Mr Kenneth Scott
Mr Daryl Mundis

Defence Counsel:

Mr Michael Karnavas and Ms Suzana Tomanovic for Jadranko Prlic
Mr Tomislav Kuzmanovic and Ms Senka Nozica for Bruno Stojic
Ms Vesna Alaburic for Milivoj Petkovic
Mr Tomislav Jonjic for Valentin Coric
Mr Fahrudin Ibrisimovic for Berislav Pusic

The Accused:

Slobodan Praljak

 

I, Jean-Claude Antonetti, Judge 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 ("Tribunal");

HAVING BEEN DESIGNATED as pre-trial Judge pursuant to an order rendered by Trial Chamber II on 31 October 2005;

NOTING Rule 65 ter(B) of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence ("Rules");

NOTING the confidential Response of the Defence for the Accused Petkovic dated 23 December 2005 following the Prosecutionís Motion for Admission of Transcripts Pursuant to Rule 92 bis(D) and the Defence Response of 9 January 2006 to the Prosecutionís Motion for Admission of Written Statements Pursuant to Rule 92 bis(A) and (B), in which the Defence requests an extension of the time-limit to respond to all the Prosecution motions pursuant to Rule 92 bis;

CONSIDERING that the Defence submits that it "will not be able to properly, and with due consideration, address . . . both issues simultaneously: the Prosecutionís pre-trial brief and its Rule 92 bis Motions";

CONSIDERING that several motions on Rule 92 bis are pending before the Trial Chamber and that the pre-trial Judge ordered the Defence Counsel as well as the Accused Praljak to respond to the Prosecution pre-trial brief by 15 February 2006;

FOR THE FOREGOING REASONS, pursuant to Rule 65 ter(B) of the Rules;

GRANT in part the motion by the Defence for the Accused Petkovic and extend the time-limit for its response to 22 February 2006 so that it may respond to the various submissions by the Prosecution on the admission of written statements pursuant to Rule 92 bis, this ruling being valid for all the co-Accused.

 

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Judge Jean-Claude Antonetti
Pre-Trial Judge

Done this eighteenth day of January 2006
At The Hague
The Netherlands