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ICTY Court Proceedings to resume in full Swing as of next Monday
Following a short recess, the Chambers of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) are about to resume court proceedings.
The highlights of the week beginning on Monday 10 January are the following:
On Monday 10 January, at 9.30 a.m., the trial in the case The Prosecutor v. Dario Kordic and Mario Cerkez will resume before Trial Chamber III consisting of Judge May (Presiding), Judge Bennouna and Judge Robinson. This trial commenced on 12 April 1999. So far the Trial Chamber has sat for 103 hearing days and heard 70 witnesses for the Prosecution. The Prosecution is still presenting its case.
On Tuesday 11 January, at 10.30 a.m., Trial Chamber II consisting of Judge Cassese (Presiding), Judge Mumba and Judge Hunt, will hold a further initial appearance hearing for the accused Radoslav Brdjanin and Momir Talic. Following the confirmation on 17 December 1999 of an amended indictment against them, the accused are now charged with 2 counts of Genocide, 5 counts of Crimes against humanity, 2 Counts of Violations of the laws or customs of war and 3 counts of Grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions. Both accused have to enter a plea on the new charges brought against them.
On Friday 14 January, at 9.00 a.m., Trial Chamber II consisting of Judge Cassese (Presiding), Judge May and Judge Mumba, will render its Judgement in the case The Prosecutor v. Zoran Kupreskic, Mirjan Kupreskic, Vlatko Kupreskic, Drago Josipovic, Dragan Papic and Vladimir Santic. This trial commenced on 17 August 1998 and concluded on 11 November 1999. During this period, the Trial Chamber sat for 114 hearing days and heard the testimony of 147 witnesses: 61 for the Prosecution and 86 for the Defence. The Parties tendered 702 exhibits: 394 by the Prosecution and 308 by the Defence.
On Friday 14 January, at 11.00 a.m., the Appeals Chamber will begin its hearings on the appeal against the sentencing of Dusko Tadic. Sentenced on 14 July 1997 to 20 years imprisonment, Dusko Tadic was additionally convicted on 15 July November 1999 and on 11 November 1999, his sentence was increased to 25 years (see Press Release 447). The Appeals Chamber decided at the end of last year to join the appeals against both sentencing judgements.
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