Judge Mohamed Shahabuddeen, Presiding
Judge Lal Chand Vohrah
Judge Rafael Nieto-Navia
Judge Patricia Wald
Judge Fausto Pocar

Mrs. Dorothee de Sampayo Garrido-Nijgh

Order of:
24 March 2000







The Office of the Prosecutor:

Mr. Upawansa Yapa
Mr. Norman Farrell

Counsel for Goran Jelisic:

Mr. Veselin Londrovic
Mr. Michael Greaves


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 Trial Chamber I’s Judgement against Goran Jelisic, pronounced on 19 October 1999;

NOTING the "Prosecution’s Notice of Appeal", filed on 21 October 1999;

NOTING the "Notice of Cross-Appeal", filed by Counsel for Goran Jelisic ("the Defence") on 26 October 1999;

NOTING Trial Chamber I’s written Judgement against Goran Jelisic, issued on 14 December 1999;

NOTING the "Notice of Appeal", filed by the Defence on 15 December 1999;

NOTING the adoption at the twenty-first plenary session of the International Tribunal of sub-Rule 65bis(B) of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence of the International Tribunal ("Rules");

NOTING that this Rule, which pursuant to sub-Rule 6(D) of the Rules entered into force on 7 December 1999, requires "the 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 Goran Jelisic is currently in detention at the United Nations Detention Unit in The Hague pending the hearing of the appeal;

PURSUANT to Rule 65bis of the Rules;

HEREBY ORDERS that a Status Conference shall be held on Tuesday 4 April 2000 at 4:15 p.m.


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

Mohamed Shahabuddeen

Dated this twenty-fourth day of March 2000
At The Hague,
The Netherlands.

[Seal of the Tribunal]