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ICTY Weekly Press Briefing - 6th Apr 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: 06.04.2005

Time: 12.15

Registry and Chambers:

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

Good afternoon,

As we announced yesterday, the
initial appearance of Sreten Lukic will be held
this afternoon at 4.30 p.m. in Courtroom III before
Judge Bonomy.

The initial appearance of Ljubomir
Borovcanin will be held tomorrow at 2.15 p.m. in
Courtroom III before Judge Agius.

The further initial appearance
of Ljubisa Beara has been postponed to Wednesday
13 April at 8 a.m.

The appeal hearing in The Prosecutor
v. Milan Babic
has been scheduled for Monday
25 April 2005, starting at 10 a.m.

The appeal hearing in The Prosecutor
v. Miodrag Jokic
has been scheduled for 26 April,
starting at 9.30 a.m.

There will be status conferences
in The Prosecutor v. Milutinovic, Sainovic and
on 14 April at 3 p.m.; and in The
Prosecutor v. Slobodan Milosevic
on 15 April
at 3 p.m. in Courtroom I.

As I indicated last week, this
last status conference in the Milosevic case will
be to review the progress of the Defence case.

Next week, proceedings will continue
in the Krajisnik, Milosevic, Oric, Limaj and others,
Hadzihasanovic and Kubura and Halilovic cases.

Office of the Prosecutor:

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

The Chief Prosecutor, Ms. Del Ponte,
met yesterday Tuesday, 5 April 2005, Minister Rasim
Ljaljic, President of Serbia and Montenegro’s National
Council for Cooperation with the ICTY. The Chief
Prosecutor has acknowledged the important improvements
made by the State union in the last weeks. She underlined
that it was the beginning of fruitful cooperation
and that the objective of full cooperation can and
must be met in the short term. Outstanding issues
regarding fugitives and pending Requests For Assistance
were discussed with Minister Ljajic. There are still
13 ICTY indictees at large. Apart from Ante Gotovina,
most of the others are within the reach of the Serbian
Government. We therefore expect full cooperation
that includes arrest when needed. Everybody is aware
how important it was to obtain the transfer of all
fugitives and foremost of Ratko Mladic and Radovan
Karadzic before the 10th anniversary of the genocide
in Srebrenica, this July.


A journalist pointed out that on
the Pandurevic indictment that there was a name
blacked out. Asked if this was an indication of
another indictment to be unsealed, Hartmann answered
that it was not a sealed indictment, but a sealed
name related to an investigation that was completed
before the end of December and that did not appear
earlier for some reasons that cannot be discussed
now. The new name that had not yet been disclosed
appeared in that way and at this time for administrative


The Prosecutor v. Jadranko
Prlic et al

4 April 2005 – Motion for judicial
notice of adjudicated facts. (8pgs)

The Prosecutor v. Milan Milutinovic
et al & Nebosja Pavkovic et al

4 April 2005 – Prosecution’s notification.

The Prosecutor v. Vojislav

10 March 2005 – (Submission 87)
Request of the accused for an opinion of Trial Chamber
II on professional arguments challenging the legitimacy
of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former
Yugoslavia. (14pgs)

10 March 2005 – (Submission 89)
Request of the accused for Trial Chamber II to issue
an order to respect the rights of the accused in
the DU and an order forbidding the prevention or
hindrance of Dr. Vojislav Seselj from preparing
his defence. (21pgs)

The Prosecutor v. Zdravko
Tolimir et al

5 April 2005 – General Gvero’s
motion for provisional release. (19pgs)

The Prosecutor v. Beqa Beqaj

1 April 2005 – Order for rule 67
notice of alibi (1pg)