Press Advisory . Avis pour information
(Exclusively for the use of the media. Not an official document)
The Hague, 18 March 2004
THE PROSECUTOR V. SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC:
HEARING TO BE CONVENED REGARDING CONTINUATION OF PROCEEDINGS WITH A SUBSTITUTE JUDGE
Today, Thursday 18 March 2004, Judge Theodor Meron, President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), issued a Scheduling Order, pursuant to Rule 15 bis (C) of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence, ordering that a hearing be convened at 10 a.m. on Thursday, 25 March 2004, in the case The Prosecutor v. Slobodan Milosevic, to
‘ascertain whether the Accused gives his consent to a continuation of the proceedings with a substitute Judge’.
This follows receipt by President Meron of a report from the Presiding Judge in the case, Judge Robinson, advising him that ‘by reason of Judge May’s illness leading to his resignation’, effective 31 May, 2004, Judge May ‘is unable to continue sitting in the case’.
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