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 of:
14 February 2006

PROSECUTOR

v.

SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC

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DECISION ON ASSIGNED COUNSEL REQUEST FOR AN EXTENSION OF TIME

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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
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 ("Tribunal");

NOTING the "Preliminary Order on Admissibility of Expert Report of Kosta Cavoski", issued on 6 February 2006 ("Preliminary Order"), which ordered the Defence to file, by 13 February 2006, "a copy of Professor Cavoskiís curriculum vitae and a list of any scholarly articles or other publications he has written, as well as any other information that may assist the Chamber in determining his expertise";

BEING SEIZED of the "Assigned Counsel Request for an Extension of Time Pursuant to Rule 127(A)(i)of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence in order to File a Response to the Trial Chamberís Preliminary Order on Admissibility of Expert Report of Kosta Cavoski", filed on 13 February 2006 ("Request for Extension of Time");

NOTING that in the Request for Extension of Time, Assigned Counsel explain that "[a] copy of Professor Cavoskiís curriculum vitae and a list of his scholarly articles and publications was received on 13 February 2006 in BCS from Professor Rakic" and that "Professor Cavoskiís list of publications exceeds fifty pages";1

CONSIDERING that Assigned Counsel request an extension of time until 20 February 2006 "[i]n order to provide the Trial Chamber with relevant further information on the expertise of Professor Cavoski", namely "an English translation of the curriculum vitae and titles of Professor Cavoskiís published works";2

CONSIDERING that Rule 127(A)(i) of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence of the Tribunal ("Rules") authorises a Trial Chamber to "enlarge or reduce any time prescribed by or under these Rules",3 provided that good cause is shown by motion;

CONSIDERING that the Request for Extension of Time has shown good cause for the requested extension to be granted;

PURSUANT TO Rule 127(A)(i) of the Rules;

HEREBY GRANTS the Request for Extension of Time and ORDERS the Defence to file both the originals and the corresponding English translations of the curriculum vitae and list of publications of Professor Cavoski by 20 February 2006.

 

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

__________________________
Patrick Robinson
Presiding

Dated this fourteenth day of February 2006
At The Hague
The Netherlands

[Seal of the Tribunal]


1. Request for Extension of Time, para. 6.
2. Ibid., para. 7.
3. The Preliminary Order was issued pursuant to, inter alia, Rule 54.