Judge David Hunt, Presiding
Judge Florence Ndepele Mwachande Mumba
Judge Liu Daqun

Mr Hans Holthuis

Order of:
25 May 2001







The Office of the Prosecutor:

Ms Hildegard Uertz-Retzlaff
Ms Peggy Kuo
Mr William Smith

Counsel for the Accused:

Mr Mihajlo Bakrac
Mr Miroslav Vasic


THIS TRIAL CHAMBER of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia since 1991,

NOTING the "Motion for Testimony via Video-Conference Link" dated 17 April 2001 ("Motion"), requesting that the witnesses Bogdanović Desanka, Bogdanovic Svetozar and Drakul Bozo ("Witnesses") be permitted to testify by means of video-conference link from Podgorica;

NOTING the oral orders made by the Trial Chamber on 26 April and 17 May 2001 respectively ("Orders"), granting the Motion for a video-conference link to be arranged on 6 and 7 June 2001 from Podgorica;

CONSIDERING that the Chamber has since been informed by the Registry that, for technical reasons, it would not be possible to conduct a video-conference link from Podgorica but that it would be possible to conduct a video-conference link from Belgrade on the dates concerned;

CONSIDERING that counsel for Milorad Krnojelac has agreed to this change in location;

CONSIDERING that guidelines for the giving of evidence by video-conference link have been laid down in the "Decision on the Defence Motions to Summon and Protect Witnesses, and on the Giving of Evidence by Video-Link" issued by Trial Chamber II in Prosecutor v Dusko Tadić, Case No IT-94-1, 25 June 1996 ("Tadic Decision");

PURSUANT TO Rule 71 bis of the Rules;

HEREBY VARIES the Orders and orders that the Witnesses may testify through video-conference link on 6 and 7 June 2001 from Belgrade;

ORDERS that all protective measures orders in relation to this case still in force will continue to stay in force and;

DIRECTS the Registrar to take all reasonable steps in the circumstances of the present case to ensure that the guidelines established in the Tadic D ecision are followed.


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

David Hunt
Presiding Judge

Done this the twenty-fifth day of May 2001
At The Hague
The Netherlands

[Seal of the Tribunal]