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ICTY Weekly Press Briefing - 18th May 2005

ICTY Weekly Press Briefing

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

ICTY Weekly Press Briefing

Date: 18.05.2005

Time: 12.15

Registry and Chambers:

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

Good afternoon,

First, you should all have
seen yesterday’s Decision from the Referral Bench
to refer the case against Radovan Stankovic to Bosnia
and Herzegovina. As we pointed out in our press
release, this is the first time the Tribunal has
referred one of its indictments to a national jurisdiction.
According the Tribunal’s Rules of Procedure and
Evidence, the parties have 15 days within which
to file a notice of appeal, should they wish to
do so. You can find the Decision on the Tribunal’s

Trial Chamber II has scheduled
a hearing on Ramush Haradinaj’s motion for provisional
release for next Tuesday 24 May at 2.30 p.m. in
Courtroom III. The Trial Chamber has invited "an
authorised representative of UNMIK to appear at
that hearing to explain the guarantees UNMIK is
able and willing to give
," and "an authorised
representative of the Government of the Kingdom
of the Netherlands to appear at that hearing to
explain the host country’s position vis-à-vis
the Motion for Provisional Release

I would also note that the Milosevic
trial next week is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday
morning at the usual times, and then on Friday from
2.15 to 7 p.m.

There will be status conferences
in The Prosecutor v. Milan Martic tomorrow
at 2.30 p.m. in Courtroom II; in The Prosecutor
v. Vojislav Seselj
on 30 May at 2.15 p.m. in
Courtroom II; in The Prosecutor v. Stanisic and
on 3 June at 3 p.m. in Courtroom I
(the accused are not required to be present).

Office of the Prosecutor:

Florence Hartmann of the Office
of the Prosecutor made the following statement:

The Prosecutor will be in Vienna
tomorrow visiting the OSCE and in the course of
her visit to Vienna she will also meet with Austrian
officials, including the Federal Chancellor Wolfgang
Schussel, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ursula


Asked whether the Seselj case
might be referred to a court in Serbia, Landale
stated that he was not aware of any consideration
being given to such a step.

Asked if the OTP intended make
further 11bis proposals, Hartmann said that
the 11bis proposals until now had been initiated
by the OTP and that the Prosecution had not and
would never contemplate the deferral of a case like
the Seselj case. The Prosecution was eager to start
the Seselj trial as soon as possible, Hartmann said.


The Prosecutor v. Radovan

12 May 2005 – Submission pursuant
to your Rule 73 (A)

The Prosecutor v. Milan Martic

16 May 2005 – Defence’s request
for leave to reply to prosecution’s response to
second motion for provisional release and reply.

The Prosecutor v. Mico Stanisic

17 May 2005 – Prosecution’s response
to defence’s motion for provisional release.

The Prosecutor v. Jadranko
Prlic et al

16 May 2005 – Urgent motion for
permission to attend funeral (partly confidential).

The Prosecutor v. Momcilo

11 May 2005 – Momcilo Perisic’s
motion for provisional release.

The Prosecutor v. Gojko Jankovic

26 April 2005 – Response from the
government of Bosnia and Herzegovina to questions
posed by referral bench in its decision dated 15
April 2005 regarding further information in context
prosecutors motion under Rule 11 bis.

12 May 2005 – Gojko Jankovic’s
defence preliminary motion on the form of the amended

The Prosecutor v. Ivan Cermak
and Mladen Markac

12 May 2005 – Accused Mladen Markac’s
opposition to prosecution’s motion to amend the
indictment and request for clarification of the
procedural status.

The Prosecutor v. Sefer Halilovic

12 May 2005 – Decision on parties
requests regarding deposition evidence of one witness.

The Prosecutor v. Ramush
Haradinaj et al.

12 May 2005 – Defence’s reply to
prosecution’s response to defence motion on behalf
of Ramush Haradinaj for provisional release.

In re: the Republic of Macedonia

12 May 2005 – Prosecutor’s notification
of deferral.