Judge Richard May, Presiding
Judge Mohamed Bennouna
Judge Patrick Robinson

Mrs. Dorothee de Sampayo Garrido-Nijgh

Order of:
4 April 2000







The Office of the Prosecutor:

Mr. Geoffrey Nice
Ms. Susan Somers
Mr. Patrick Lopez-Terres
Mr. Kenneth Scott

Counsel for the Accused:

Mr. Mitko Naumovski, Mr. Leo Andreis, Mr. David F. Geneson, Mr. Turner T. Smith, Jr., Mr. Robert A. Stein, Mr. Stephen Sayers and Ms. Ksenija Turkovic, for Dario Kordic
Mr. Bozidar Kovacic and Mr. Goran Mikulicic, for Mario Cerkez


THIS TRIAL 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 submission on 30 March 2000 by the Kordic Defence of its confidential list of potential witnesses, pursuant to the Scheduling Order for Defence Case issued by the Trial Chamber on 23 February 2000,

NOTING that the Kordic Defence is to submit, by 4 April 2000, half of the summaries for the witnesses it intends to call and that the remainder of the summaries are to be filed by 25 April 2000,

NOTING the provisions of Rule 73 ter (C) of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence of the International Tribunal ("Rules") permitting a Trial Chamber to call upon the defence to reduce the number of witnesses if it considers that an excessive number of witnesses are being called to prove the same facts,

CONSIDERING the extensive nature of the Kordic Defence witness list and the need for the Trial Chamber to ensure a fair and expeditious trial,

PURSUANT TO Rule 73 ter of the Rules,

HEREBY CALLS UPON the Kordic Defence, on Monday 10 April 2000, immediately after the opening statements of the Kordic Defence and the Cerkez Defence, and prior to the commencement of presentation of evidence for the Kordic Defence, to justify to the Trial Chamber the extensive number of witnesses to be called.

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

Richard May

Dated this fourth day of April 2000
At The Hague
The Netherlands

[Seal of the Tribunal]