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ICTY Weekly Press Briefing - 26th Jan 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: 26.01.2005

Time: 12.15

Registry and Chambers:

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

Good afternoon,

First, I would like to share with
you some statistics that I have received regarding
the achievements of the Appeals Chamber in 2004.

During the year, the Appeals Chamber
completed 53 appeals. This included six appeals
from judgement (at the ICTY those being: Vasiljevic,
Krstic, Blaskic and Kordic & Cerkez), one review
(Kupreskic) and 47 interlocutory appeals (20 for
the ICTY and 27 for the ICTR). Additionally, the
Appeals Chamber issued 345 pre-appeal decisions
and orders.

As of today, the Appeals Chamber
has 21 pending appeals, including 18 from judgements
(11 for the ICTY and 7 for the ICTR), one review
and two interlocutory appeals.

I am also pleased to note that
yesterday the two new ad litem Judges were
sworn in at the ICTY. Judge Gyorgy Szenasi of Hungary
will sit on the Halilovic trial and Judge Claude
Hanoteau of France will sit on the Krajisnik trial.

With regard to the Halilovic case,
the trial will start on Monday at 9 a.m. in Courtroom
III, with the Prosecution’s opening statement. There
is due to be a further pre-trial conference tomorrow,
starting at 1 p.m. in Courtroom III.

I can also confirm that the Judgement
in The Prosecutor v. Pavle Strugar will be
rendered by Trial Chamber II this Monday 31 January
2005 at 12 p.m. in Courtroom I.

There will be status conferences
in The Prosecutor v.Vojislav Seselj this
Monday 31 January at 9 a.m. in Courtroom I; in The
Prosecutor v. Radoslav Brdjanin
on Thursday
3 February at 3 p.m. in Courtroom II, and in The
Prosecutor v. Cermak and Markac
on Friday 4
February at 2.30 p.m. also in Courtroom II. The
two accused are not required to be present for that
last one.

Office of the Prosecutor:

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


There were no questions.