Case No.: IT-95-10-R


Judge Mohamed Shahabuddeen, Presiding
Judge Fausto Pocar
Judge Mehmet Güney
Judge Asoka de Zoysa Gunawardana
Judge Theodor Meron

Mr. Hans Holthuis

Order of:
21 January 2002







Counsel for the Prosecutor:

Mr. Norman Farrell

Counsel for the Appellant:

Mr. William Clegg


I, Mohamed Shahabuddeeen, a 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 the Judgement pronounced by the Appeals Chamber in the trial of Goran Jelisic on 5 July 2001;

NOTING the "Motion for Review of the Sentence of Goran Jelisic Set Out in the Judgements of the Trial Chamber (IT-95-10-A (sic)) and of the Appeals Chamber (IT-95-10-A)" filed confidentially by counsel for Goran Jelisic on 7 January 2002;

NOTING that Article 20(1) of the Statute of the International Tribunal establishes the right to a "fair and expeditious" trial;

NOTING that, pursuant to Rule 22 (B) of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence of the International Tribunal ("the Rules"), I have been elected as Presiding Judge of the Appeals Chamber in this matter;

NOTING that Rule 65ter of the Rules, read together with Rule 107 of the Rules, authorises the Presiding Judge of the Appeals Chamber to designate a member of the Appeals Chamber to be responsible for pre-appeal proceedings;

CONSIDERING that to designate a Judge ("the Pre-Review Judge") vested with the power to address problems arising during review proceedings on behalf of the Appeals Chamber is in the interests of the proper administration of justice and the expeditiousness of the proceedings;

CONSIDERING that the Pre-Review Judge will have power to: (i) take decisions on procedural motions; (ii) transmit motions to the Appeals Chamber as he sees fit; and (iii) hold one or several status conferences, if need be.

HEREBY DESIGNATE, with immediate effect, Judge Fausto Pocar as Pre-Review Judge.


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

ohamed Shahabuddeen
Presiding Judge

Done this 21st day of January 2002,
At The Hague,
The Netherlands

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