Case No.: IT-02-54-AR73.7

BEFORE THE PRE-APPEAL JUDGE

Before:
Judge Theodor Meron, President

Registrar:
Mr. Hans Holthuis

Order of:
20 September 2004

Slobodan MILOSEVIC

v.

THE PROSECUTOR

__________________________________________________

ORDER GRANTING EXTENSION OF TIME TO FILE APPEAL

_________________________________________________

Counsel for the Prosecutor

Ms. Carla Del Ponte
Mr. Geoffrey Nice QC
Ms. Hildegard Uertz-Retzlaff
Mr. Dermot Groome

The Accused

Mr. Slobodan Milosevic

Assigned Counsel

Mr. Steven Kay QC
Ms. Gillian Higgins

Amicus Curiae

Prof. Timothy McCormack

 

I, THEODOR MERON, President 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"), and Pre-Appeal Judge in this case;

NOTING that on 10 September 2004, Trial Chamber III issued an "Order on Request for Certification to Appeal the Decision of the Trial Chamber on Court Assigned Counsel," which certified for appeal the question of whether representation by counsel should be imposed on Slobodan Miloöevic ("Appellant");

BEING SEIZED OF the "Request for Extension of Time to File Appeal Against the Trial Chamberís Order Concerning the Representation of the Accused Dated 2 September 2004" filed by Appellant on 14 September 2004, in which Appellant requested an extension of the time limit to file a certified appeal under Rule 73(C)(ii);

CONSIDERING that, while Trial Chamber III has already issued an oral order finally resolving the question at issue in Appellantís certified appeal, the Trial Chamberís formal written decision has yet to issue;

DEEMING the lack of a reasoned written decision "good cause" for an extension of the time limit under Rule 127 of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence, since the lack of a written decision hampers counselís efforts to fully comprehend the reasons for the Trial Chamberís decision;

HEREBY GRANT Appellantís motion; and

ORDER that Appellantís Brief is due seven (7) days from the filing of the Trial Chamberís written decision on the assignment of counsel.

 

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

Done this 20th day of September 2004,
At The Hague,
The Netherlands.

__________________
Judge Theodor Meron
President

[Seal of the Tribunal]