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:
3 October 2002

PROSECUTOR
v.
SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC

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ORDER

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Office of the Prosecutor:

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

The Accused:

Slobodan Milosevic

Amici 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 ("International Tribunal"),

BEING SEISED of a request from the Government of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia filed on 27 September 2002 ("Request") in connection with the future testimony of Mr. Zoran Lilic ("Witness"),

NOTING the Trial Chamberís confidential "Decision on the Application from the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in Relation to the Testimony of a Former Head of State" of 31 July 2002 ("Decision") in which it ordered: the Office of Prosecutor ("Prosecution") to provide to the Government of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia ("Government") an outline of the matters which it is proposed that the Witness will cover during his testimony ("Outline"); the Government to inform the Prosecution if this Outline contains any information which it considers prejudicial to its national security interests; the Prosecution to tailor the scope of the proposed examination-in-chief of the Witness to take into account any concerns of the Government in this regard; that in the event of disagreement, the Prosecution and the Government should report the matter to the Trial Chamber,

NOTING that in the Request the Government informs the Trial Chamber that it has no objections to the Prosecutionís Outline dated 10 September 2002,

NOTING that in the Request the Government requests that the representatives of the Government be allowed to be present in the courtroom while the Witness testifies,

NOTING the Trial Chamberís "Public Version of the Confidential Decision on the Prosecutionís Motion to Grant Specific Protection Pursuant to Rule 70" of 25 July 2002 in which the Trial Chamber allows two representatives of a State to be present in the courtroom during a testimony,

PURSUANT to Rule 54 of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence of the International Tribunal,

HEREBY GRANTS THE REQUEST in that it DECIDES that two Government representatives may be present in the courtroom during the testimony of the Witness, and

ORDERS the Prosecution to provide a copy of the Outline dated 10 September 2002 to the Trial Chamber and to the accused, prior to the testimony of the Witness.

 

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

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Richard May
Presiding

Dated this third day of October 2002
At The Hague
The Netherlands

[Seal of the Tribunal]