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ICTY Weekly Press Briefing - 14th Sep 2005

ICTY Weekly Press Briefing


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

Date: 14.09.2005

Time: 12.15

Office of the Prosecutor:

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

The OTP has been informed by the
authorities of of RS in Bosnia and Herzegovina
and the authorities of Serbia that Sredoje
Lukic who was hiding in Russia has traveled
back and surrendered. We were informed
that Srdoje Lukic should be transferred
from Banja Luka to the DU in The Hague
in the coming days.

We expect Dragan Zelenovic, who
was arrested in Russia at the end of
August, to be transferred soon. Vlastimir
Djordjevic, indicted for crimes committed
in Kosovo, is still believed to be hiding
in Russia. His transfer is urgent as
his trial could start next year with
other indictees.

Ms Del Ponte will be visiting Serbia,
Montenegro and Croatia on September 29
and 30th. The full details of her visit
to Belgrade, Zagreb and Podgorica will
be provided to the media in due course.

Ms Del Ponte has taken note of the
recent statements by the US, the EU and
NATO leadership on Karadzic and Mladic.
The chief Prosecutor welcomes their calls
for the two men indicted for genocide
to be in custody before the 10th Anniversary
of the Dayton Peace Agreement. The tenth
anniversary of Dayton, on 21 November,
or of its signature in Paris on 14 December,
are important symbolic deadlines. Another
key deadline is 5 October, the fifth
anniversary of Milosevic’s fall.
The Prosecutor expects that Serbia will
live up to its promises given to her
during her last visit in Belgrade and
deliver Mladic before that date.

All these calls are important as
they recall our duties toward the victims
and towards the law. These words are
necessary, but useless if concrete actions
are not taken at the same time in order
to bring result. We should not forget
that for the victims each new delay cause
new wounds. We should also not forget
that if Karadzic and Mladic are not arrested
before the end of the year, the delay
will invalidate the Completion Strategy.

November 21, December 14, July 11
or October 5 are not just dates. They
create a hope that justice will finally
be brought to the victims. Such high
expectations must be matched by the corresponding
means and resources to truly meet them.
Otherwise, it only generates frustration
and mistrust. The victims of genocide
don’t deserve that.


There were no questions asked.


The Prosecutor v Slobodan Milosevic

6 September 2005 – Invitation
in respect of Prosecution’s application
for the admission of facts

7 September 2005 – Prosecution
reply to the "Assigned counsel submission
in response to Prosecutions "Application
for limited re-opening of the Bosnia
and Kosovo components of the Prosecution

The Prosecutor v Sefer Halilovic

8 September 2005 – Book of Authorities

9 September 2005 – Defence appeal
concerning admission of record of interview
of the accused from the bar table public
redacted version

9 September 2005 – Motion to strike
Halilovic’s redacted final trial

9 September 2005 – Table of authorities
referred to in closing argument

12 September 2005 – Defence final
trial brief public redacted version

13 September 2005 – Motion to
strike Halilovic’s "Defence final
trial brief public redacted version"

The Prosecutor v Milan Milutinovic et

7 September 2005 – Scheduling
order for hearing on General Ojdanic’s
second application for orders to NATO
and states for production of information

7 September 2005 – Request to
the government of Serbia and Montenegro
and the Republic of Serbia to provide
written submissions relating to the guarantees
provided in support of Sreten Lukic’s
request for provisional release

The Prosecutor v Mladen Naletilic
and Vinko Martinovic

9 September 2005 – Prosecution’s
request in relation to the Appeals hearing

The Prosecutor v Miroslav Bralo

7 September 2005 – Motion seeking
review of the decision of the Registry
and assignment of Virginia Lindsay as
co-counsel and including confidential

9 September 2005 – Prosecution’s
response to Defence motion seeking review
of decision of Registrar

The Prosecutor v Marijan Krizic

9 September 2005 – Order summoning
the accused to appear

9 September 2005 – Decision on
review of indictment and order for non-disclosure

29 August 2005 - Indictment

The Prosecutor v Josip Jovic

9 September 2005 – Order summoning
the accused to appear

9 September 2005 – Decision on
review of indictment and order for non-disclosure

The Prosecutor v Domagoj Margetic
and Stjepan Seselj

12 September 2005 – Opposing the
Prosecution’s second motion for
leave to amend indictment

7 September 2005 – Prosecution’s
further response to Jokic’s additional
motion for extension of time to file
appeal brief

The Prosecutor v Vojislav Seselj

29 August 2005 – Submission of
Dr Vojislav Seselj informing the Prosecution,
in accordance with Rule 67 of the rules
of procedure and evidence, of his intent
to offer a special defence

29 August 2005 – Request of the
accused asking President of the Tribunal
Theodor Meron to reverse the decision
to the deputy Registrar prohibiting Dr
Vojislav Seselj from communicating with
anyone and receiving visits for at least
60 days

29 August 2005 – Motion 101

29 August 2005 – Submission of
Dr Vojislav Seselj opposing the Prosecution
motion for joinder of cases

29 August 2005 – Preliminary motion
by Dr Vojislav Seselj pursuant to Rule
72 of the rules of procedure and evidence
challenging to /handwritten: modified/amended

The Prosecutor v Mile Mrksic et

13 September 2005 – Joint defense
motion for additional time for preparation
of the defense

The Prosecutor v Ljube Boskoski

12 September 2005 – Corrigendum
to proposed amended indictment

The Prosecutor v Zdravko Tomlimir et

12 September 2005 – General Gvero’s
Defence response to Prosecution’s
response to Trial Chamber’s orders
of 2 September 2005

The Prosecutor v Milan Martic

12 September 2005 – Decision on
second motion for provisional release