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ICTY Weekly Press Briefing - 1st Jan 0001

ICTY Weekly Press Briefing - 29 January 2003

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

ICTY Weekly
Press Briefing

Date: 04.06.2003

Time: 12:20


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

Good afternoon. Among
the court documents we have received since the last briefing, the following
are brought to your attention:

From the Trial Chambers:

On 3 June, in The Prosecutor
v. Milan Milutinovic,
we received a "Decision on Provisional Release",
in which Trial Chamber III denied the Motion.

On 29 May, in The Prosecutor
v. Nikola Sainovic and Dragoljub Ojdanic,
we received the public version
of the "Decision on Second Applications for Provisional Release",
in which Trial Chamber III denied the Applications.

On 2 June, in The Prosecutor
v. Milan Martic,
we received from Trial Chamber I (Judge Orie, presiding,
Judges El Mahdi and Canivell) a "Decision on Preliminary Motion Against
the Amended Indictment
", in which the Trial Chamber:

- ordered "the Prosecution
to file a new Amended Indictment clarifying the apparent inconsistencies in
paragraphs 42-44 of the Indictment, with special regard to the ethnic composition
of clearly identified topographical locations in Counts 10 and 11, and referred
to in Count 1, paragraph 23, sub I
", and

- allowed "the Defence,
within 15 days from the filing of the Amended Indictment, to file a Preliminary
Motion exclusively with respect to the parts of the Amended Indictment that
are modified pursuant to this Decision, and subject to the caveats contained
in paragraph 44 of this Decision

The Trial Chamber rejected
the Motion in all other respects.

In terms of other court

On 29 May, in The Prosecutor
v. Momcilo Krajisnik,
we received the "Submission of Updated Statement
of Dr. Ewa Tabeau

On 30 May, in The Prosecutor
v. Zeljko Meakic, Momcilo Gruban, Dusan Fustar, Predrag Banovic and Dusko Knezevic,
we received the "Defence Proposal for the Adoption of Adjudicated

Also on 30 May, in The
Prosecutor v. Slobodan Milosevic,
we received the "Amici Curiae
Observations on Prosecution’s Interlocutory Appeal Against the Trial Chamber’s
10 April 2003 ‘Decision on Prosecution Motion for Judicial Notice of Adjudicated
Facts’ Filed 21 May 2003

We received the Prosecution’s
Reply to that document on 3 June.

On 2 June in the same case,
we received the "Amici Curiae Observations on the Prosecution Motion
for the Admission of the Written Witness Statement of Suad Dzafic in Lieu of
Viva Voce Testimony Pursuant to Rule 92 bis

On 29 May, in The Prosecutor
v. Fatmir Limaj, Haradin Bala and Isak Musliu,
we received an "Order
Assigning a Case to Trial Chamber
", in which President Meron assigned
the case to Trial Chamber I, composed of Judges El Mahdi, Orie and Canivell.

The following day, President
Meron assigned The Prosecutor v. Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic
to Trial Chamber III.

On 30 May, in The Prosecutor
v. Milomir Stakic
, we received the "Prosecution’s Motion to Submit
Public Redacted Version of the ‘Prosecution’s Final Trial Brief’
" and
the redacted version of the "Prosecution’s Final Trial Brief".

On 29 May, in The Prosecutor
v. Momir Talic,
we received the "Formal Notification on Death of
General Talic

On 30 May, in The Prosecutor
v. Blagojevic and Jokic
, we received the "Prosecution’s Notice of
Disclosure of Expert Witness Statements Under Rule 94 bis

On 29 May in The Prosecutor
v. Milan Milutinovic
we received a "Decision" from the
Registrar, Hans Holthuis, in which he:

- decided "without
prejudice to article 18 in the Directive, to assign Mr. Livingston and Mr. Stefanovic
respectively as lead counsel and co-counsel for the accused

- decided "in light
of the foregoing and in accordance with the Directive that, except for the costs
cited in the following paragraph, the expenses referred to in Article 22 (B)
of the Directive, the remuneration, travel expenses and daily allowances paid
to assigned counsel referred to in Articles 23, 26 and 27 of the Directive will
be met by the Tribunal
"; and

- decided that "in
accordance with the assessment of the Registry, the costs associated with three
thousand four hundred and eighty seven hours of investigative and legal assistance
work at the pre-trial stage will be borne by the accused

Copies of all the documents
I have mentioned are available to you on request.

Finally, could I remind
you all to return to us the MOU’s that we distributed to some of you a couple
of weeks ago, if you have not already done so. Thank you.

Florence Hartmann, spokesperson
for the Office of the Prosecutor, made no statement.


A journalist enquired whether
the Trial Chamber announced by President Meron in The Prosecutor v. Fatmir
Limaj, Haradin Bala and Isak Musliu,
was the same Trial Chamber which would
preside over the Krajisnik case. Landale answered that he believed it was but
he would check.