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ICTY Weekly Press Briefing
Registry and Chambers:
Jim Landale, Spokesman for Registry and Chambers, made the following statement:
Last Saturday, 25 June 2005, ICTY Outreach, in conjunction with The Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Republika Srpska, held a conference in Prijedor, Bosnia and Herzegovina, entitled, "ICTY Cases in Relation to War Crimes Committed in Prijedor". The aim of the conference was to provide the local community with a detailed and comprehensive picture of the Tribunal's activities in relation to crimes committed in the area of Prijedor, with particular emphasis on cases that have been completed before the ICTY.
Tribunal representatives, including the Registrar, Hans Holthuis, spoke before an audience who comprised members of victims' associations, municipal authorities, judicial institutions and law enforcement agencies, as well as local politicians and civil society representatives.
Twelve persons have been found guilty for the part they played in the crimes and a further five persons are at the appeal, trial or pre-trial stage. In addition, Ratko Mladic, Radovan Karadžic and Stojan Župljanin, who are still at large, have also been charged with crimes committed in this area.
In addition, on Sunday 26 June, the Registrar attended two events to commemorate some of the victims of crimes committed in the Prijedor municipality. He first went to the Keraterm camp where he met with survivors and relatives of victims of this camp and then went to a memorial ceremony in Kozarac, where 59 victims were reburied, and offered condolences on behalf of the ICTY.
The provisional release hearing in The Prosecutor v. Ljube Boskoski and Johan Tarculovski will now be held on Monday 4 July at 9 a.m. in Courtroom I rather than this past Monday as previously scheduled. Trial Chamber II has invited representatives of the Government of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and of the Republic of Croatia to attend the hearing and to explain the guarantees given in relation to Tarculovski and Boskoski respectively.
The start of the defence case in The Prosecutor v. Naser Oric is due to begin next Monday 4 July at 2.15 p.m. in Courtroom III. There will be a pre-defence conference on Friday at 2.15 p.m. also in Courtroom III.
In the coming week, status conferences have been scheduled in The Prosecutor v. Rasim Delic this afternoon at 3.30 p.m. in Courtroom II (accused on provisional release); in The Prosecutor v. Pavle Strugar tomorrow 30 June at 9 a.m. in Courtroom III; in The Prosecutor v. Haradinaj, Balaj and Brahimaj on 5 July at 8 a.m. in Courtroom I (Haradinaj is on provisional release); in The Prosecutor v. Stankovic and Jankovic also on 5 July at 2.30 p.m. in Courtroom II; in The Prosecutor v. Mico Stanisic on Wednesday 6 July at 8 a.m. in Courtroom II; in The Prosecutor v. Momcilo Perisic again Wednesday 6 July at 3 p.m. in Courtroom II; and finally in The Prosecutor v. Stanislav Galic the following day on Thursday 7 July at 2.15 p.m. in Courtroom II.
Office of the Prosecutor:
Florence Hartmann, Spokesperson for the Office of the Prosecutor, made no statement.
Asked if the OTP had a comment on Drago Nikolic’s response to the motion for joinder of the Srebrenica indictments in which his Defence Counsel noted that there would be a conflict of interests if Trbic was included in the joinder due to his willingness to incriminate others in the case, Hartmann stated that she had no comment.
The Prosecutor v. Slobodan Milosevic
27 June 2005 – Prosecution submissions on the admissibility of potential defence and prosecution exhibits concerning Dragan Jasovic.
The Prosecutor v. Steven Todorovic
22 June 2005 – Decision of the President on the application for pardon or commutation of sentence of Steven Todorovic.
The Prosecutor v. Radovan Stankovic
24 June 2005 – Appelant’s brief.
The Prosecutor v. Sefer Halilovic
21 June 2005 – Motion for admission of written statement of deceased witness pursuant to rule 92bis (C) partly confidential.
24 June 2005 – Motion for enforcement of court order re electronic disclosure suite.
24 June 2005 – Prosecution’s response to defence motion for admission of written statement of deceased witness pursuant to rule 92 bis (C).
The Prosecutor v. Ljube Boskoski and Johan Tarculovski
24 June 2005 – Book of authorities to Prosecution’s response to the interlocutory appeal against the Trial Chamber’s decision on Johan Tarculovski’s motion challenging jurisdiction dated 1 June 2005.
27 June 2005 – partly confidential Defence’s reply to prosecution’s response to Ljube Boskoski’s motion for provisional release.
The Prosecutor v. Vujadin Popovic
22 June 2005 – Vujadin Popovic’s motion for provisional release.
22 June 2005 – Response of Vujadin Popovic to prosecution’s motion for joinder of accused.
The Prosecutor v. Vujadin Popovic, Ljubisa Beara, Drago Nikolic, Ljubomir Borovcanin, Zdravko Tolimir et al. and Vinko Pandurevic et al.
24 June 2005 – Response on behalf of Drago Nikolic to prosecution motion for joinder of accused.
The Prosecutor v. Nebojsa Pavkovic et al
21 June 2005 – Prosecution’s response to Steten Lukic’s preliminary motion objecting to the form of the indictment.
24 June 2005 – Prosecution’s response to Nebojsa Pavkovic’s motion for provisional release with annexes A and B.
The Prosecutor v. Milorad Trbic
24 June 2005 – Decision
The Prosecutor v. Ljubisa Beara
22 June 2005 – Prosecution’s notice of filing expert reports pursuant to rule 94bis.
The Prosecutor v. Mico Stanisic
27 June 2005 – Motion objecting to the prosecution’s third motion for protective measures for victims and witnesses.
The Prosecutor v. Momcilo Perisic
20 June 2005 – Momcilo Perisic’s waiver of appearance for July 6, 2005 status conference.
The Prosecutor v. Zdravko Tolimir et al
14 June 2005 – Addendum to the appeal of 2 June 2005
21 June 2005 – Joint defence motion for extension of time.
23 June 2005 – Decision granting extension of time.
The Prosecutor v. Enver Hadzihasanovic and Amir Kubura
1 June 2005 – Decision of the prosecution’s application to re-open its case.
The Prosecutor v. Fatmir Limaj et al
26 June 2005 – Addendum to report of military expert Mr. Bob Churcher filed on behalf of the accuse Fatmir Limaj.
The Prosecutor v. Radoslav Brdanin
27 June 2005 – Motion for extension of time for the filing of prosecution’s response brief.
The Prosecutor v. Gojko Jankovic
28 June 2005 – Gojko Jankovic’s defence supplemental submission in the context of the prosecution’s motion under rule 11bis, with annexes I to IV. (68 pages)
The Prosecutor v. Ivica Marijacic and Markica Rebic
23 June 2005 – Preliminary motion of the accused Markica Rebic to dismiss the indictment on the grounds of lack of jurisdiction and defects in the form of the indictment.
23 June 2005 – Motion for leave to amend indictment.
27 June 2005 – Prosecution motion for extension of time.
28 June 2005 – Prosecution’s response to Defendant Ivica Marijacic’s motion to dismiss the indictment pursuant to rule 72 of the rules of procedure and evidence on the basis of (1) defects in the form of the indictment (vagueness/lack of adequate notice of charges), (2) lack of personal jurisdiction (ratione personae) and (3) lack of subject matter jurisdiction (ratione materiae).
28 June 2005 – Decision on prosecution motion of extension of time.
The Prosecutor v. Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic
28 June 2008 – Request for leave to file a response to ‘Prosecution motion for leave to amend the amended indictmet’ which exceeds 20 pages.
28 June 2005 – Request for leave to file a response to ‘Prosecution motion of joinder’ which exceeds the page limit.
28 June 2005 – Fax message to OLAD.
The Prosecutor v. Milan Milutinovic et al
27 June 2005 – General Ojdanic’s second application for orders to NATO and States for production of information.
The Prosecutor v. Savo Todovic and Mitar Rasevic
27 June 2005 – Mitar Rasevic’s defence preliminary motion on the form of the joint amended indictment.
27 June 2005 – Savo Todovic’s preliminary motion on the form of the joint amended indictment.
The Prosecutor v. Momcilo Krajisnik
24 June 2005 – Submission of supplement to report of Mark Thompson.