IN THE TRIAL CHAMBERBefore:
Mr. Hans Holthuis
9 October 2003
ORDER UNDER RULE 15 bis TO SIT IN THE ABSENCE OF A JUDGE
The Office of the Prosecutor
Ms. Carla Del Ponte
Ms. Hildegard Uertz-Retzlaff
Mr. Geoffrey Nice
Mr. Dermot Groome
Mr. Steven Kay, QC
Mr. Branislav Tapuskovic
Mr. Timothy L.H. 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"),
HAVING ORDERED orally that the Trial Chamber will, in the interests of justice, sit in the absence of Judge Robinson for urgent personal reasons, in accordance with the provisions of Rule 15 bis (A) of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence of the International Tribunal ("Rules"),
NOTING the provisions of Rule 15 bis (A) of the Rules, which provide as follows:
(i) a Judge is, for illness or other urgent personal reasons, or for reasons of authorised Tribunal business, unable to continue sitting in a part-heard case for a period which is likely to be of short duration, and
(ii) the remaining Judges of the Chamber are satisfied that it is in the interests of justice to do so,
those remaining Judges of the Chamber may order that the hearing of the case continue in the absence of that Judge for a period of not more than five working days.
PURSUANT TO RULE 15 bis of the Rules
ORDERS that the Trial Chamber will sit in the absence of Judge Robinson on 9 October 2003.
Done in English and French, the English text being authoritative.
Dated this ninth day of October 2003
At The Hague
[Seal of the Tribunal]