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ICTY Weekly Press Briefing - 31st Jul 2002

ICTY Press Briefing - 31 July 2002

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

Weekly Press Briefing

Date: 31 July 2002

Time: 11:30


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

morning and welcome to this the last briefing before the summer recess which
starts on Monday 5 August 2002. The next briefing will take place on Wednesday
28 August 2002. The office will be manned during the recess, so if you have
any questions, we will be here.

morning Milojica Kos was released from the ICTY’s Detention Unit, following
an Order issued yesterday by the President of the Tribunal, Judge Claude Jorda.

Jorda ordered that Milojica Kos be released having served two-thirds of his
sentence. A full press release on the matter will be available after the briefing,
as well as the Order in French.

terms of court documents:

18 July 2002, we received a scheduling order in the Prosecutor v. Ljubicic,
in which the Pre-trial Judge, Judge Amin El Mahdi ordered that a status conference
be held in the presence of the accused on Thursday 26 September 2002. We will
notify you of the exact time in due course.

26 July 2002, we received the "Prosecution’s Further Submission on Motion
for Joinder of Accused
" in the Omarska and Keraterm cases. This follows
the Trial Chamber’s Order for Further Submission, which was handed down on 16
July 2002.

on 30 July 2002, we received the Defence Response to the Prosecution’s Further

30 July 2002 we received a scheduling order in the Prosecutor v. Darko Mrdja.
In the Order, Judge Schomburg, the presiding Judge of Trial Chamber II, noted
that the case would not come to trial in 2002, due to the present unavailability
of Judges, but he invited the parties to attend a Status Conference on Tuesday
24 September 2002 in Courtroom II, "which at the same time will be an ex
officio hearing on the ongoing detention of the Accused on which issue the Parties
are invited to submit observations by 16 September 2002

30 July 2002, we also received the English version of the "Order Authorising
the Withdrawal of the Charges Against Milan Zec Without Prejudice
", which
was announced last week.

the Milosevic case:

25 July 2002, we received the "Public Version of the Confidential Decision
on the Prosecution’s Motion to Grant Specific Protection Pursuant to Rule 70

26 July 2002, we received a "Scheduling Order for Hearing on Prosecution
Motion for Binding Order
". The Trial Chamber ordered:

the "Prosecution’s Application for an Order Pursuant to Rule 54 bis Directing
the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia to Produce Documents
" be served upon
the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia;

"the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, may, by Monday 2 September 2002, file
a written response to the Application addressing inter alia, any grounds of
", and

"a hearing on the Applications shall be held on Monday 16 September 2002,
commencing at 9.30 a.m., at which both the Prosecution and the Federal Republic
of Yugoslavia, through its designated senior responsible official, shall appear
to address the Application

29 July 2002, we received the "Prosecution’s Motion for Admission of Written
Statements of George Georgiou, Andreas Iacovou and Yiannakis Tsiartis Pursuant
to Rule 92 bis and Response to Observations of Amici Curiae Concerning Adducement
of Their Evidence Without Cross-Examination

30 July 2002, we received the "Decision on Prosecution Motion for Trial Related
Protective Measures for Witnesses (Croatia)
" and the "Decision on Prosecution
Motion for Trial Related Protective Measures for Witnesses (Bosnia)

25 July 2002, in the Prosecutor v. Enver Hadzihasanovic, Mehmed Alagic and Amir
Kubura, we received two Decisions from the Trial Chamber, Judge Schomburg presiding.

first was a "Decision on Motion of Amir Kubura to Vary the Conditions of
his Provisional Release
", in which the Trial Chamber granted the Motion
in part, and ruled that "the continued provisional release of Amir Kubura
be conditional upon his continued compliance with the terms and conditions of
the Provisional Release Decision, which remain in effect with the exception
of 4(c), which is hereby varied to read: ‘To remain within the confines of Sarajevo,
or travel to the town of Kakanj to visit his mother, pursuant to the following
terms and conditions:

the Accused,
after consultation with the Prosecution, shall notify the Registrar three
days prior to the commencement of any trip to Kakanj; and

Such family
visits shall be subject to a maximum of one trip per month, for a maximum
of one day, with the Accused returning to Sarajevo the same day’

second was a "Decision on Motion for Change of Provisional Release Conditions"
for Enver Hadzihasanovic, which was denied by the Trial Chamber.

the Appeals Chamber:

24 July 2002, in the Prosecutor v. Pavle Strugar, Miodrag Jokic and others,
we have received a bench of the Appeals Chamber’s "Decision on ‘Defence Interlocutory
Appeal on Jurisdiction’
". Copies will be available after this.

29 July 2002, we received the public appeal submissions in the Prosecutor V.
Dario Kordic. This document, which is extremely lengthy, will be available on

29 July 2002, in the Prosecutor v. Miroslav Kvocka, Mlado Radic, Zoran Zigic
and Dragoljub Prcac, we received "the Defence’s Reply to the Prosecution’s
Consolidated Prosecution Respondent’s Brief

30 July 2002, in the Prosecutor v. Mile Mrksic, we received the "Defence
Request for Leave to File an Interlocutory Appeal
". This follows the rejection
of Mrksic’s motion for provisional release.

of all the documents will be available either after the briefing or later today.

Hartmann, Spokeswoman for the Office of the Prosecutor made no statement.


No questions were