Case No.: IT-02-54-T

IN THE TRIAL CHAMBER

Before:
Judge Richard May, Presiding
Judge Patrick Robinson
Judge O-Gon Kwon

Registrar:
Mr. Hans Holthuis

Decision of:
14 October 2003

PROSECUTOR

v.

SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC

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DECISION ON PROSECUTIONíS MOTION FOR LEAVE TO ADD WITNESS MIROSLAV DERONJIC

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The Office of the Prosecutor

Ms. Carla Del Ponte
Mr. Geoffrey Nice
Mr. Dermot Groome

The Accused

Slobodan Milosevic

Amici Curiae

Mr. Steven Kay, QC
Mr. Branislav Tapuskovic
Mr. Timothy L.H. McCormack

 

THIS 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 ("the International Tribunal"),

BEING SEISED of a "Prosecutionís Motion for Leave to Add Witness Miroslav Deronjic", filed on 9 October 2003, seeking to add that witness to its witness list and remove witnesses B-1502 and B-1702 ("Motion"),

CONSIDERING the Trial Chamberís ruling subsequent to the filing of the Prosecutionís pre-trial material for the Croatia and Bosnia part of these proceedings that it would only allow the admission of additional material by the Prosecution on good cause being shown,1

CONSIDERING the Trial Chamber accepts that the explanation offered in the Motion satisfies the Trial Chamber that its requirement that good cause be shown is satisfied, in that the witness has only recently become available to testify and that he will give important evidence,

PURSUANT TO Rule 54 of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence

HEREBY GRANTS THE MOTION and ORDERS that the witness Miroslav Deronjić may be added to the Prosecution witness list and that witnesses B-1502 and B-1702 may be removed from the Prosecution witness list.

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

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Richard May
Presiding

Dated this fourteenth day of October 2003
At The Hague
The Netherlands

[Seal of the Tribunal]


1. "Decision on Prosecution Request for Agreement of Trial Chamber to Amend Schedule of Filings", 18 April 2002, p.3.