Before: Judge Fausto Pocar, Pre-Appeal Judge

Registrar: Mrs. Dorothee de Sampayo Garrido-Nijgh

Order of: 20 October 2000







The Office of the Prosecutor:

Mr. Upawansa Yapa

Counsel for the Appellant:

Mr. Anto Nobilo
Mr. Russell Hayman
Mr. Andrew Paley


I, FAUSTO POCAR, Judge of the Appeals Chamber of the International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the former Yugoslavia since 1991 ("the International Tribunal"),

NOTING that the Appeals Chamber is seised of the "Defendantís Notice of Appeal" filed by Tihomir Blaskic on 17 March 2000, from the Judgement of Trial Chamber I in the case of Prosecutor v. Tihomir Blaskic, dated 3 March 2000;

NOTING that sub-Rule 65bis(B) of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence of the International Tribunal ("Rules") requires "[t]he Appeals Chamber or an Appeals Chamber Judge" to "convene a status conference, within one hundred and twenty days of the filing of a notice of appeal and thereafter within one hundred and twenty days after the last status conference, to allow any person in custody pending appeal the opportunity to raise issues in relation thereto, including the mental and physical condition of that person";

CONSIDERING that Tihomir Blaskic is currently in detention at the United Nations Detention Unit in The Hague pending the hearing of the appeal;

CONSIDERING that the last hearing in this matter was a status conference held on 4 July 2000;

PURSUANT to sub-Rule 65bis(B) of the Rules;

ORDERS that a Status Conference pursuant to sub-Rule 65bis(B) shall be held on Thursday 26 October 2000 at 10:00 a.m.


Done in both English and French, the English text being authoritative.


Fausto Pocar
Pre-Appeal Judge

Dated this twentieth day of October 2000
At The Hague,
The Netherlands.

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