Tribunal Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia

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1 Wednesday, 1 March 2006

2 [Status Conference]

3 [Open session]

4 [The appellant entered court]

5 --- Upon commencing at 8.00 a.m.

6 JUDGE MERON: Madam Registrar, would you please call the case.

7 THE REGISTRAR: Good morning, Your Honour. This is case number

8 IT-99-36-A, the Prosecutor versus Radoslav Brdjanin.

9 JUDGE MERON: Thank you. Could I please have appearances for the

10 parties? First the Prosecution.

11 MS. MARGETTS: Good morning, Your Honour. Katharina Margetts for

12 the Prosecution with Senior Appeals Counsel Mark McKeon, and case manager,

13 Andres Vatter. Thank you.

14 JUDGE MERON: Thank you, Ms. Margetts.

15 The Defence, please.

16 MR. ACKERMAN: Good morning, Your Honour. I'm John Ackerman along

17 with Aleksandar Vujic for Mr. Brdjanin.

18 JUDGE MERON: Thank you, Mr. Ackerman.

19 Mr. Brdjanin, can you hear me and can you understand me in the

20 language you understand?

21 THE APPELLANT: [Interpretation] Good morning. Yes, I do hear you

22 and I understand you. Thank you.

23 JUDGE MERON: Thank you, Mr. Brdjanin. You may be seated.

24 This is a Status Conference called in accordance with Rule 65 bis

25 of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence. Rule 65 bis (B) requires a Status

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1 Conference to be convened within 120 days of the last Status Conference to

2 allow any person in custody pending appeal the opportunity to raise issues

3 in relation thereto, including the mental and physical condition of that

4 person.

5 The last Status Conference in this case was held on 9 November

6 2005. Almost 120 days have now passed since that Status Conference. I

7 would like now, I would want to turn to Mr. Brdjanin and to ask you,

8 Mr. Brdjanin, whether you have any issues that you would like to raise at

9 this time, and whether you have any concerns about your physical or mental

10 well-being.

11 Mr. Brdjanin?

12 THE APPELLANT: [Interpretation] At this time, there is nothing I

13 have to raise. As far as my health is concerned, it is all very well.

14 And, of course, any other concerns I may have, they are quite known to

15 you.

16 Thank you.

17 JUDGE MERON: Thank you, Mr. Brdjanin. I'm glad that you are well

18 and you may be seated.

19 The parties' submissions on their respective appeals from the

20 trial judgement are now complete. There is only one outstanding motion in

21 this case. The Defence motion to present Rule 115 evidence. This motion

22 will be decided shortly. The Appeals Chamber hopes that fairly soon it

23 will be able to schedule oral arguments on the merits of the appeals.

24 Before concluding the Status Conference, I would now want to ask

25 the counsel for the Prosecution and the Defence whether they have any

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1 other issues that they would like to raise at this time.

2 The Prosecution?

3 MS. MARGETTS: Your Honours, there is nothing to raise from the

4 Prosecution side. Thank you.

5 JUDGE MERON: Thank you. The Defence?

6 MR. ACKERMAN: We have nothing, Your Honour. Thank you very much.


8 JUDGE MERON: Thank you. As there are no other issues, I thank

9 the parties for their attendance and call these proceedings to a close.

10 Thank you very much.

11 --- Whereupon the Status Conference adjourned at

12 8.05 a.m.