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ICTY Weekly Press Briefing - 17th Mar 2004

ICTY Weekly Press Briefing - 17 March 2004

note that this is not a verbatim transcript of the Press Briefing.
It is merely a summary.

ICTY Weekly Press Briefing

Date: 17.03.2004

Time: 12:00


Jim Landale, Spokesman for Registry and Chambers, made the following

Good afternoon,

Judge Agius, Judge Janu and Judge Taya, who are sitting on the
trial of Radislav Brdanin, are visiting Bosnia and Herzegovina to
familiarise themselves with various locations contained in the Indictment
where it is alleged crimes were committed. This is a working visit
for the Judges and as such there will be no media opportunities.
Journalists should direct questions to the Outreach Office in Sarajevo
or to the Press Office here in The Hague.

With regard to the court schedule and in addition to the
ongoing trials:

The Sentencing Judgement in The Prosecutor v. Miodrag Jokic
will be rendered tomorrow at 3 p.m. in Courtroom III.

There will be a status conference in The Prosecutor v. Radovan
this Friday 19 March starting at 2 p.m. in Courtroom

The hearing on appeal in The Prosecutor v. Kvocka, Radic, Zigic
and Prcac
will start on 23 March 2004.

There will be a status conference in The Prosecutor v. Tihomir
before the Pre-Appeal Judge, Judge Pocar, on 29 March
starting at 4 p.m. in Courtroom III.

There will be a status conference in The Prosecutor v. Naletilic
and Martinovic
before the Pre-Appeal Judge, Judge Pocar, on
30 March starting at 3 p.m.

There will be a status conference in The Prosecutor v.Stanislav
before the Pre-Appeal Judge, Judge Mumba, on 31 March
starting at 10 a.m.

There will be a status conference in The Prosecutor v. Milomir
before the Pre-Appeal Judge, Judge Meron, on 5 April
starting at 9.30 a.m in Courtroom II.

In The Prosecutor v. Limaj, Bala and Musliu, the Defendants
have been ordered by the Pre-Trial Judge to file their pre-trial
briefs on 10 May 2004.

Office of the Prosecutor:

Florence Hartmann, Spokeswoman for the Office of the Prosecutor,
made the following statement:

The Prosecutor will be this afternoon and tomorrow in Geneva to
attend the annual week for human rights. She will have a press conference
on 18 March 2004 at 10 a.m. at the UN building and she will also
have some bi-lateral meetings with several EU Members.


Asked if the Prosecution intended to reply to the amici curiae
motion under Rule 98 bis in the Milosevic case, Hartmann
replied that their response is due by Monday, 22 March 2004 and
that they were working on it.

Asked if the was any indication when a new Judge in the Milosevic
case would be appointed, Landale stated that he could not give a
precise date but that as he had said last week he was confident
that it would happen relatively soon.

A question was asked regarding a media report on Croatian TV that
an indictment against Praljak had been issued. Hartmann replied
that the journalist should recall that for more than one month several
allegations in different newspapers related to this name had been
published and that they had never been verified. She suggested the
journalist to do the same with this report.

Finally a journalist asked about Milosevic’s health situation,
whether he was in good health and working on his defence, Landale
replied that as far as he knew this was the case.

Press Briefing documents

The Prosecutor v. Miroslav Kvocka, Mlado Radic, Zoran Ziric
and Dragoljub Prcac

11 March 2004 "Order Varying the Provisional Release of Miroslav
Kvocka and for his Return to the Tribunal During the Appeal Hearing."

The Prosecutor v. Safer Halilovic

12 March 2004 "Defence Objection to Prosecution Continued

The Prosecutor v. Milan Milutinovic, Nikola Sainovic and
Dragoljub Ojdanic

12 March 2004 "Prosecution’s Response to Defence Interlocutory
Appeal on Jurisdiction (Kosovo)."

16 March 2004 "General Ojdanic’s Reply".

The Prosecutor v. Slobodan Milosevic

23 February 2004 "Supplement to Report of Serbia and Montenegro
Pursuant to Rulings Nos. 11 and 12 of the "Thirteenth Decision
on Applications Pursuant to Rule 54bis of Prosecution and
Serbia and Montenegro" Dated 17 December 2003."

12 March 2004 "Order to the Government of Serbia and Montenegro
Regarding its Filing of 23 February 2004."

The Prosecutor v. Ivan Cermak and Mladen Markac

12 March 2004 "Mladen Markac’s Motion for Provisional Release."

12 March 2004 "Ivan Cermak’s Motion for Provisional Release."