Case No. IT-02-54-T

IN THE TRIAL CHAMBER

Before:
Judge Patrick Robinson, Presiding
Judge O-Gon Kwon
Judge Iain Bonomy

Registrar:
Mr. Hans Holthuis

Decision:
5 May 2005

PROSECUTOR

v.

SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC

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DECISION ON PROSECUTION MOTION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME PURSUANT TO RULE 127

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Office of the Prosecutor:

Ms. Carla Del Ponte
Mr. Geoffrey Nice

The Accused:

Mr. Slobodan Milosevic

Court Assigned Counsel:

Mr. Steven Kay, QC
Ms. Gillian Higgins

Amicus Curiae:

Prof. Timothy 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 ("International Tribunal"),

BEING SEISED of a "Prosecutionís Request for Extension of Time Pursuant to Rules 127", filed 2 May 2005 ("Motion"), requesting the Trial Chamber to vary the time limit to file a request for certification of an Oral Ruling rendered on 25 April 2005 to seven days after the filing of the decisions on the "Prosecution Motion for Reconsideration of the Trial Chamberís Refusal to Admit Certain Prosecution Exhibits During the Defence Case", filed 15 March 2005, and "Prosecutionís Request for Certification Pursuant to Rule 73(B)", filed 16 March 2005,

CONSIDERING that (1) the grounds upon which the Prosecution has stated that it will seek certification are untenable and (2) the Prosecution, under the Rules of Procedure and Evidence of the International Tribunal ("Rules"), has already had adequate opportunity in the time since the Oral Ruling to request certification,

CONSIDERING that, therefore, the Prosecution has not demonstrated good cause for the Trial Chamber to grant to Motion,

PURSUANT to Rules 54 and 127 of the Rules,

HEREBY DENIES the Motion.

 

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

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Judge Robinson
Presiding

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

[Seal of the Tribunal]