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:
13 November 2003

PROSECUTOR

v.

SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC

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ELEVENTH DECISION ON APPLICATIONS PURSUANT TO RULE 54bis OF PROSECUTION AND SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO

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Office of the Prosecutor: Amici Curiae:

Mr. Geoffrey Nice Mr. Steven Kay
Ms. Hildegaard Uertz-Retzlaff Mr. Branislav Tapuskovic
Mr. Dermot Groome Mr. Timothy McCormack

Government of Serbia and Montenegro: The Accused:

Mr. Vladimir Deric Mr. Slobodan Milosevic

 

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 ("International Tribunal"),

BEING SEISED of a confidential "Prosecutionís Report on Compliance with Trial Chamber Decisions in Relation to Rule 54bis and Application for Further Orders Pursuant to Rule 54bis", filed by the Prosecution on 31 October 2003 ("Motion"), requesting, inter alia, the Trial Chamber to issue binding orders upon the Government of Serbia and Montenegro ("Serbia and Montenegro") for the production of documentation,

NOTING that the Prosecution has not given Serbia and Montenegro notice of the Motion,

CONSIDERING that Rule 54bis(D)(i) of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence of the International Tribunal ("Rules") provides that, except in cases where a decision has been taken pursuant to paragraphs (B) or (C), the State concerned shall be given notice of the application,

CONSIDERING that the Trial Chamber has not yet taken a decision on the Motion pursuant to Rule 54bis(B) or (C) of the Rules,

CONSIDERING that the Trial Chamber would be assisted in the determination of the Motion by a response from Serbia and Montenegro,

PURSUANT to Article 29 of the Statute of the International Tribunal and Rule 54bis of the Rules,

HEREBY ORDERS as follows:

  1. The Prosecution shall give notice of the Motion to Serbia and Montenegro no later than 17 November 2003.
  2. Serbia and Montenegro shall file a response (if any) to the Motion no later than 01 December 2003.

 

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

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Richard May
Presiding

Dated this 13th day of November 2003
At The Hague
The Netherlands

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