Tribunal Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia

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 1                           Tuesday, 7 July 2009

 2                           [Status Conference]

 3                           [Open session]

 4                           [The appellant entered court]

 5                           --- Upon commencing at 8.02 a.m.

 6             JUDGE POCAR:  Good morning, everybody.

 7             Madam Registrar, would you please call the case.

 8             THE REGISTRAR:  Good morning, Your Honour.  Case number

 9     IT-98-29/1-A, the Prosecutor versus Dragomir Milosevic.

10             JUDGE POCAR:  Thank you.

11             May I now call for the appearances of the parties.  For the

12     Prosecution.

13             MS. GOY:  Good morning, Your Honour.  Barbara Goy appearing for

14     the Prosecution, together with Francois Boudreault and our case manager

15     is Lourdes Galicia.  Thank you.

16             JUDGE POCAR:  I thank you.

17             Now for the Defence.

18             MR. TAPUSKOVIC: [Interpretation] Good morning, Your Honour.  I am

19     Tapuskovic, Bronislaw representing the accused General

20     Dragomir Milosevic.  Thank you.

21             JUDGE POCAR:  I thank you.

22             Before I start, Mr. Milosevic, can you hear the proceedings in a

23     language that you understand?

24             THE APPELLANT: [Interpretation] Thank you, Your Honour.  Yes, I

25     can hear.  Everything is fine.

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 1             JUDGE POCAR:  Thank you.

 2             So this is the Status Conference called in accordance with

 3     Rule 65 bis of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence.  I don't have to

 4     remind you of the purposes of a Status Conference.  We had several in the

 5     last months.  The previous one was held on 11 March 2009, and the two

 6     orders scheduling today's Status Conference were issued respectively on

 7     18 June and 1st of July.

 8             Now, I would like to inquire first into the status of the

 9     detention conditions and health situation of Mr. Milosevic.

10     Mr. Milosevic, if you have any concerns in relation to the detention

11     conditions or your state of health, I would invite you to raise them now.

12     And, of course, it depends on what you will say, but if you wish, the

13     discussion can take place in private session if you so desire.  I thank

14     you.  You have the floor.

15             THE APPELLANT: [Interpretation] Thank you, Your Honour.  There is

16     no need to state anything in private session.  I can say everything that

17     I need to say in the public session.  Your Honour, I don't have anything

18     to say, anything important to say, regarding the state of detention and

19     their work there.  I have nothing else to say about my state of health

20     either.  My state of health is fine.  In other words, everything is fine

21     in terms of these two questions.  And I thank you for asking me.  I have

22     nothing to add.  Thank you very much.  Everything is fine.  Thank you.

23             JUDGE POCAR:  I thank you, Mr. Milosevic.  So I understand

24     everything is going regularly and we have nothing to discuss on this

25     matter.  You may be seated.

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 1             THE APPELLANT: [Interpretation] Thank you.

 2             JUDGE POCAR:  I have also little to say on the recent procedural

 3     history of this case.  There has been a number of motions have been

 4     disposed of by the Appeals Chamber concerning particularly access to

 5     confidential materials by other accused.  The Appeals Chamber has also

 6     dealt with motions concerning additional evidence, and as I already

 7     recall the last Status Conference, the briefing as to the appeals of the

 8     Prosecution and of Mr. Milosevic are completed; in particular I wish to

 9     note that both parties have submitted the public redacted versions of

10     their confidential filings where necessary.

11             So the case is now ready to be heard.  I remind the parties that

12     with a Scheduling Order dated 22nd of June, 2009, the Appeals Chamber

13     ordered that the appealing hearing be held on Tuesday, 21st of July,

14     2009.  On 6th July, 2009, the Appeals Chamber issued an addendum to the

15     Scheduling Order, specifying the courtroom, timetable, and modalities of

16     the hearing.

17             At this point, I would only ask the parties whether they have any

18     other issues that they would like to raise at this point in time.

19             For the Prosecution?

20             MS. GOY:  Thank you, Your Honour.  We have nothing to raise.

21             JUDGE POCAR:  Thank you, Ms. Goy.

22             Now I turn to the counsel of Mr. Milosevic, do you have any issue

23     you would like to raise at this stage, Mr. Tapuskovic?

24             MR. TAPUSKOVIC: [Interpretation] Thank you, Your Honour.  No, I

25     have no issues that I would need to go into today.  Thank you very much.

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 1             JUDGE POCAR:  I thank you.  I believe this concludes the

 2     Status Conference of today.  I thank the parties for their attendance at

 3     this early hour in the morning, but we didn't want to disturb the other

 4     cases that will be heard today.  I thank the parties and call the

 5     proceedings to a close for today.

 6                           --- Whereupon the Status Conference

 7                           adjourned at 8.10 a.m.