Case No.: IT-02-54-T

IN THE TRIAL CHAMBER

Before:
Judge Patrick Robinson, Presiding
Judge O-Gon Kwon
Judge Iain Bonomy

Registrar:
Mr. Hans Holthuis

Order of:
16 March 2005

PROSECUTOR

v.

SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC

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ORDER UNDER RULE 15 bis TO SIT IN THE ABSENCE OF A JUDGE

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The Office of the Prosecutor

Ms. Carla Del Ponte
Mr. Geoffrey Nice

The Accused

Slobodan Milosevic

Court Assigned Counsel

Mr. Steven Kay, QC
Ms. Gillian Higgins

Amici Curiae

Prof. 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, on 16 March 2005, in the interests of justice, sit in the absence of Judge Robinson, 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:

(A) If

(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

HEREBY CONFIRMS the Trial Chamberís ruling to sit in the absence of Judge Robinson on
16 March 2005.

 

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

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O-Gon Kwon
Judge

Dated this sixteenth day of March 2005
At The Hague
The Netherlands

[Seal of the Tribunal]