Appeals Chamber

The Prosecutor v. Dusko Tadic - Case No. IT-94-1-A

"Decision on Milan Vujin's Request for the Review of the Registrar's Decision pursuant to Article 14(D) of the Directive on Assignment of Defence Counsel"

11 September 2001
Judge Claude Jorda

Removal from the list of assigned counsel kept by the Registrar for contempt of the Tribunal - Rules 44, 45(B) and 77 of the Rules - Article 14(D) of the Directive on Assignment of Defence Counsel - Administrative authority of the Registrar - Articles 17 and 33 of the Statute - Autonomy of the Registrar - Discretionary power.

Procedural Background

The Decision

The President of the Tribunal dismissed the request and confirmed the Registrar's Decision to withdraw Mr. Milan Vujin from the Rule 45(B) list of counsel.

The Reasoning

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1. The Prosecutor v. Dusko Tadic ("Prijedor"), Case No. IT-94-1-AR77, Appeals Chamber, Judgement on Allegations of Contempt Against Prior Counsel, Milan Vujin, 31 January 2000 (summarised in Judicial Supplement No. 11).
2. The Prosecutor v. Dusko Tadic ("Prijedor"), Case No. IT-94-1-A-AR77, Appeals Chamber, Appeal Judgement on Allegations of Contempt Against Prior Counsel, Milan Vujin, 27 February 2001 (summarised in Judicial Supplement No. 23).
3. "A list of counsel who, in addition to fulfilling the requirements of Rule 44, have shown that they possess reasonable experience in criminal and/or international law and have indicated their willingness to be assigned by the Tribunal to any person detained under the authority of the Tribunal lacking the means to remunerate counsel, shall be kept by the Registrar".
4. "In the performance of their duties counsel shall be subject to the relevant provisions of the Statute, the Rules, the Rules of Detention and any other rules or regulations adopted by the Tribunal, the Host Country Agreement, the Code of Professional Conduct for Defence Counsel and the codes of practice and ethics governing their profession and, if applicable, the Directive on the Assignment of Defence Counsel".