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

Decision of:
5 February 2004

PROSECUTOR
v.
SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC

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ORDER SCHEDULING HEARINGS TO THE CLOSE OF THE PROSECUTION CASE

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The Office of the Prosecutor

Ms. Carla Del Ponte
Mr. Geoffrey Nice
Mr. Dermot Groome

The Accused

Mr. Slobodan Milosevic

Amici Curiae

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 ("the International Tribunal"),

Proprio motu

NOTING that the Prosecution is to conclude its case within seven sitting days,

CONSIDERING that the Trial Chamber was required to cancel the proceedings for the sitting days of 3 to 5 February 2004 due to the illness of the Accused, and that it is in the interests of justice that the Prosecution case be brought to a close by 19 February 2004,

CONSIDERING that it is therefore appropriate to schedule the remainder of the Prosecution case to be completed in five sitting days, the times for which will be lengthened to accommodate the remaining time available to the Prosecution to conclude its case,

CONSIDERING that because the Accused must prepare for five longer sitting days in circumstances where he is currently unwell, and because the longer sitting days will create a requirement for the Accused to make preparations outside of the normal sitting schedule, it is appropriate for the Registrar to provide whatever reasonable assistance the Accused may require to prepare for court,

PURSUANT TO Rule 54 of the Rules,

HEREBY ORDERS AS FOLLOWS:

  1. The Trial Chamber will sit in this case on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday,
    10 12 February 2004 and Wednesday and Thursday, 18 19 February 2004, at the following times:

    9am 10.30am

    11am 12.30pm

    2pm 3.15pm

    3.30pm 4.45pm

    which shall be the time available for the Prosecution to conclude its case; and

  2. The Registrar is requested to lend all appropriate assistance to the Accused in order to facilitate his preparation for court under the revised sitting schedule.

 

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

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Patrick Robinson
Judge

Dated this fifth day of February 2004
At The Hague
The Netherlands

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