IN THE TRIAL CHAMBER

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

Registrar:
Mr. Hans Holthuis

Decision of:
19 February 2002

PROSECUTOR

v.

SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC

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DECISION GRANTING PROTECTIVE MEASURES FOR INDIVIDUAL WITNESSES

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The Office of the Prosecutor

Mr. Geoffrey Nice
Mr. Dirk Ryneveld
Ms. Hildegaard Uertz-Retzlaff
Mr. Dermot Groome

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 Specific Protective Measures for Individual Witnesses Testifying during the Kosovo Phase of Trial" filed by the Office of the Prosecutor ("Prosecution") on 12 February 2002 ("the Motion") in respect of five witness identified by the Prosecution in the Motion ("the Protected Witnesses"),

CONSIDERING that the relief requested by the Prosecution is appropriate for the privacy and protection of the Protected Witnesses but is still consistent with the rights of the accused,

PURSUANT TO Rule 75 of the Rules,

HEREBY GRANTS THE MOTION AND ORDERS as follows:

  1. pseudonyms shall be used whenever referring to the Protected Witnesses in proceedings before the International Tribunal and in discussions among parties to the trial;
  2. the testimony of the Protected Witnesses shall be given in closed session; edited records and transcripts of the sessions may be released to the public and to the media by Order of the Trial Chamber after review by the Prosecution in consultation with the Victims and Witnesses Unit;
  3. the name, address, whereabouts and other identifying information concerning the Protected Witnesses shall be sealed and not included in any of the public records of the International Tribunal;
  4. to the extent the name of, or other identifying data concerning, the Protected Witnesses is contained in existing public documents of the International Tribunal, that name and other identifying data shall be expunged from those documents;
  5. documents of the International Tribunal identifying the Protected Witnesses shall not be disclosed to the public or the media; and
  6. the public and the media shall not photograph, video-record or sketch any of the Protected Witnesses while the Protected Witness is in the precincts of the International Tribunal.

 

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

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Richard May
Presiding

Dated this nineteenth day of February 2002
At The Hague,
The Netherlands

[Seal of the Tribunal]