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

Order of:
4 September 2002

PROSECUTOR
v.
SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC

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DECISION ON PROSECUTION MOTION TO CALL ADDITIONAL WITNESSES AND FOR ORDERS FOR PROTECTIVE MEASURES

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The Office of the Prosecutor

Mr. Geoffrey Nice

The Accused

Slobodan Milosevic

Amicus Curiae

Mr. Steven Kay
Mr. Branislav Tapuskovic
Mr. Michaïl Wladimiroff

 

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 confidential Prosecutionís Motion for leave to call Zoran Stijovic, Olivera Antonic-Simic, and Helge Brunborg, and Motion for Protective Measures, filed by the Prosecution on 30 August 2002 ("the Motion") in respect of, inter alia, two proposed new witnesses identified by the Prosecution in the Motion as Zoran Stijovic and Olivera Antonic-Simic,

CONSIDERING that the Trial Chamber is satisfied that it is in the interests of justice to permit the Prosecution to call Zoran Stijovic and Olivera Antonic-Simic,

HAVING GRANTED THE REQUEST orally on 3 September 2002,

PURSUANT TO Rule 75 of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence,

HEREBY CONFIRMS THE ORAL ORDERS as follows:

  1. The testimony of Zoran Stijovic and Olivera Antonic-Simic shall be given by means of facial distortion;
  2. The public and the media may not photograph, video-record or sketch the Protected Witnesses while they are on the premises of the International Tribunal;
  3. All material pertaining to the Protected Witnesses shall be returned to the Registry following the close of this proceeding;
  4. All provisions of this Decision shall apply equally to the amici curiae;
  5. The address and whereabouts concerning the Protected Witnesses shall be sealed and not included in any public records of the International Tribunal;
  6. To the extent that the address and whereabouts concerning the Protected Witnesses are contained in existing public documents of the International Tribunal, that information shall be expunged from those documents.

For the purpose of this decision, "the public" means and includes all persons, governments, organisations, entities, clients, associations and groups, other than the Judges of the International Tribunal, the staff of the Registry, the Prosecutor, and the accused and the amici curiae. "The public" also includes, without limitation, families, friends, and associates of the accused; the accused and defence counsel in other cases or proceedings before the International Tribunal; the media; and journalists.

 

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

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Richard May
Presiding

Dated this fourth day of September 2002
At The Hague
The Netherlands

[Seal of the Tribunal]