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ICTY Weekly Press Briefing - 8th Jun 2005

ICTY Weekly Press Briefing

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

ICTY Weekly Press Briefing

Date: 08.06.2005

Time: 11.35

Registry and Chambers:

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

Good morning,

as you are aware, President Meron is due
to address the Security Council in New
York this Monday, 13 June. President Meron
has already submitted his six-monthly
written assessments and report to the
Security Council in New York, pursuant
to Security Council resolution 1534, as
well the assessment by the Prosecutor,
and I understand that they have been released
at Headquarters in New York. In his report,
President Meron set out in detail the
progress made towards the implementation
of the Tribunal’s completion strategy.

morning the Registar, Hans Holthuis, met
the Minister of Justice of FYROM, Ms.
Mladenovska-Georgievska, and discussed
issues pertaining to the two Macedonian
citizens in the Tribunal’s custody.

have now received scheduling orders for
the initial appearance of Ivica Marijacic
and Markica Rebic on 14 June 2005 at 1000
a.m., and for Stjepan Seselj and Domagoj
Margetic at 2.15 p.m. on the same day.
All four will be asked to enter pleas
with respect to the counts of contempt
of the Tribunal against them.

Tribunal is delighted to be hosting a
two-day visit by the Head of Belgrade-based
‘Youth Initiative’, Andrej Nosov.

representatives from the Registry and
the Office of the Prosecutor are taking
part in an important OSCE-backed inter-regional
meeting of experts taking place on the
island of Brijuni in Croatia.

appeal hearing in The Prosecutor v.
Miroslav Deronjic
has been rescheduled
for Friday 17 June 2005, starting at 2.15

of the Prosecutor:

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


whether or not the Prosecutor’s position
on the cooperation of Croatia with the
Tribunal had changed in any way, Hartmann
stated that the Prosecutor’s position
was known and that her report to the UN
Security Council was released by the UN
Headquarters yesterday. The Prosecutor
would address the issue again on Monday,
13 June during her speech to the Security
Council which would also be obligated
to the fugitives. Hartmann added that
the fact the fugitives were not here prevented
the ICTY to schedule the trial within
the date set up by the Completion Strategy.

if this meant that the Tribunal could
not consider the full cooperation was
accomplished until the fugitives were
caught, Hartmann answered yes that was
a provision.

added that the President had also submitted
his full report addressing those same
issues and that he would be addressing
these issues again in his speech to the
Security Council on Monday. Obviously,
the continued liberty and continued flight
of those indicted by the Tribunal did
have an effect on the ability to say precisely
when the Tribunal would be able to complete
its mandate, Landale said.

stated further that there was no trial
in absentia and that the indictees had
to be tried and convicted at the Tribunal.
There were three names in the Security
Council resolution related to the Completion
Strategy, Karadzic, Mladic, and Ante Gotovina
and that the Tribunal cannot close its
doors until they were tried, Hartmann

if the copies of the President’s speech
were available to the public, Landale
said that it was important to understand
that there were two documents. First was
the report which the President was required
to submit to the Security Council pursuant
to Security Council resolution 1534. The
report had been submitted and had been
released to the public in New York. It
could be found on the UN website or requested
from the media office, he said.

said that the President would then be
addressing the Security Council, as would
the Prosecutor, on Monday to discuss those
and other issues. His speech would not
be released ahead of the address, Landale
said. As was normal procedure, the speeches
would be released once the President and
the Prosecutor had started speaking. Landale
stated that the media office would do
its utmost to make the speeches available
to the public as soon as it was possible.

why the Prosecution did not appeal the
Haradinaj provisional release decision,
Hartmann said the rules were very clear
that an appeal could only be made if there
were new arguments. There were no grounds
for appeal and the prosecution had been
rejected in all prior arguments on the
grounds not to release him.

if Haradinaj had been released, Landale
replied that he had not and that the normal
procedure was not to announce any release
until it had taken place.


Prosecutor v. Haradinaj et al.

June 2005 – Defence Application On Behalf
Of Ramush Haradinaj For Extension Of The
Time Limit For Preliminary Motions.

June 2005 – Decision On Ramush Haradinaj’s
Motion For Provisional Release.

June 2005 – Corrigendum To Decision On
Ramush haradinaj’s Motion For Provisional

Prosecutor v. Boskoski and Tarculovski

June 2005 – Prosecution’s response to
Boskoski’s Motion Challenging The Jurisdiction
of the Tribunal.

June 2005 - Prosecution’s Response to
Boskoski’s Application For Provisional

June 2005 - Prosecution’s Response to
The Defence of Boskoski’s Challenging
The Form Of The Indictment.

Prosecutor v. Slobodan Milosevic

June 2005 – Order On Videorecording Played
during Hearing On 1 June 2005.

June 2005 – Prosecution’s Reply To ‘Assigned
Counsel Reply To Prosecution’s Submissions
Concerning A "Voire Dire" Proceeding
TO Establish The Reliability Of Defence

June 2005 – Prosecution Submission In
Response To Trial Chamber "Preliminary
Order On Amicus Curiae Observations Proprio
Motu On The Desirability Of Submissions
On The Alternative Bases Of Individual
Criminal Responsibility Alleged In The
Case And On The Issue Of Trials in Absentia.

June 2005 – Assigned Counsel Submision
Pursuant To The Trial Chamber’s Preliminary
Order On Amicus Curiae Observations Proprio
Motu On The Desirability Of Submissions
On The Alternative Bases Of Individual
Crminal Responsibility Alleged In The

Prosecutor v. Vojislav Seselj

June 2005 – Corrigendum To The Amended
Indictment Annexed To The Prosecution’s
Motion For Leave To Amend the Indictment.

Prosecutor v. Stanisic and Simatovic

June 2005 – Order Lifting Protective measures
On Videorecording Played During Hearing
On 1 June 2005 In Prosecutor v. Slobodan

June 2005 – Memorandum Of Stanisic Defence
For status Conference Of June 3 2005.

Prosecutor v. Pavkovic et al.

June 2005 – Defendant, Sreten Lukic’s
response Brief In Opposition To Motion
For Joinder.

Prosecutor v. Blagojevic and Jokic

June 2005 – Request For Leave To Amend
Notice Of Appeal In Relation To Vidoje

Prosecutor v. Mico Stanisic

June 2005 – Decision On Prosecution’s
Motions For Protective Measures For Victims
and Witnesses.

Prosecutor v. Tolimir et al.

May 2005 – Memorandum.

June 2005 - Certificate

Prosecutor v. Momir Nikolic

June 2005 – Motion To Withdraw Previous
Motions Under Rule 115 And To Amend Notice
Of Appeal.

Prosecutor v. Sefer Halilovic

June 2005 – Response To Prosecution Application
To Tender Statement of Witness.

June 2005 – Response To Prosecution Motion
To Tender Documents From The Bar Table.

June 2005 – Motion For Exclusion Of Statement
Of Accused.