Case No. IT-99-36-A


Judge Mohamed Shahabuddeen, Pre-Appeal Judge

Mr. Hans Holthuis

27 September 2005







Counsel for the Prosecutor:

Mr. Mark McKeon

Counsel for the Accused:

Mr. John Ackerman


I, MOHAMED SHAHABUDDEEN, 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 ("International Tribunal");

NOTING the "Order Appointing a Pre-Appeal Judge," filed on 22 October 2004, in which the President designated me to serve as Pre-Appeal Judge in this case;

NOTING the Scheduling Order issued in this case on 13 September 2005, which scheduled a Status Conference for Wednesday, 28 September 2005;

NOTING that due to unforeseen weather conditions at his home, counsel for the Appellant, Mr. John Ackerman, has become unable to travel to The Hague in time for that Status Conference;

NOTING that the most recent Status Conference in this case was held on 6 June 2005, and that the next Status Conference should, according to Rule 65 bis of the International Tribunalís Rules of Procedure and Evidence, be held within 120 days after that date, namely on or before 4 October 2005;

NOTING that, however, the Appellant has waived this 120-day requirement in writing;

ORDER that the Status Conference scheduled for Wednesday, 28 September 2005 be cancelled, to be rescheduled for a date to be determined.


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

Mohamed Shahabuddeen
Pre-Appeal Judge

Dated 27 September 2005
At The Hague
The Netherlands

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