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Jelisic Case: Notice of Appeal Filed by Prosecution.

Press Release . Communiqué de presse

(Exclusively for the use of the media. Not an official document)

The Hague, 25 October 1999




Following the Judgement handed down by Trial Chamber I on 19 October 1999, in which Goran Jelisic was acquitted on a charge of genocide and found guilty of crimes against humanity and violations of the laws or customs of war (see press release 441), the Prosecutor filed, on 21 October 1999, a Notice of Appeal.

The Notice states that, "the grounds of appeal will be on matters of law, including procedure, and fact in regard to the acquittal of Goran Jelisic on Count 1 of the indictment".

In accordance with Rule 111 of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence, the Prosecution will set out the grounds of appeal and authorities in a Brief of Argument. The 90-day time period for submission of the Brief of Argument commences from the date on which the written, reasoned opinion of the Chamber’s Judgement is issued.