Case No. IT-03-67-PT

IN TRIAL CHAMBER II

Before:
Judge Carmel Agius, Presiding
Judge Jean-Claude Antonetti
Judge Kevin Parker

Registrar:
Mr. Hans Holthuis

Decision of:
3 May 2005

PROSECUTOR

v.

VOJISLAV SESELJ

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DECISION ON REQUEST OF THE ACCUSED TO REVOKE THE RULING OF THE TRIAL CHAMBER TO APPOINT STANDBY COUNSEL
(Submissions Number 81, 82 and 84)

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Counsel for the Prosecutor:

Ms. Hildegard Uertz-Retzlaff
Mr. Ulrich Mussemeyer
Mr. Daniel Saxon

The Accused:

Mr. Vojislav Seselj

Standby counsel:

Mr. Tjarda Eduard van der Spoel

 

TRIAL CHAMBER II ("Trial 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 ("Tribunal");

BEING SEISED OF the "Request of the Accused to Revoke the Ruling of the Trial Chamber to Appoint Standby Counsel"1, filed by Vojislav Seselj ("Accused") on 22 March 2005, the "Request of the Accused for Trial Chamber II to Revoke the Decision to Assign Standby Counsel,"2 filed by the Accused on 6 April 2005, and the "Request of the Accused for Trial Chamber II to Revoke the Ruling to Assign Standby Counsel,"3 filed by the Accused on 6 April 2005 (together the "Motions"), wherein he requests the Trial Chamber to adopt a ruling reversing the "Decision on Prosecutionís Motion for Order Appointing Counsel to Assist Vojislav Seselj with his Defence", issued on 9 May 2003 and to revoke the appointment of the standby counsel;

NOTING the "Prosecutionís Response to Motions of the Accused to Revoke the Ruling of the Trial Chamber to Appoint Standby Counsel", filed by the Prosecution on 13 April 2005;

CONSIDERING that the Trial Chamber has already considered the issue in the majority "Decision on the Accusedís Motion to Re-examine the Decision to Assign Standby Counsel", issued on 1 March 20054;

FINDING therefore that the Chamber will not deal with this matter again;

FOR THE FOREGOING REASONS

PURSUANT TO Rule 73 of the Rules,

HEREBY DENIES the Motions.

 

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

Dated this third day of May 2005
At The Hague
The Netherlands

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Judge Carmel Agius
Presiding

[Seal of the Tribunal]


1. Submission number 81.
2. Submission number 84.
3. Submission number 82.
4. Filed on 9 March 2005, see also "Corrigendum to Decision on the Accusedís Motion to Re-examine the Decision to Assign Standby Counsel", issued on 11 March 2005.