Judge Almiro Rodrigues, Presiding
Judge Fouad Riad
Judge Patricia Wald

Mrs. Dorothee de Sampayo Garrido-Nijgh

Decision of:
14 December 2000







The Office of the Prosecutor:

Mr. Mark Harmon
Mr. Peter W. McCloskey
Mr. Andrew Cayley

Defence Counsel:

Mr. Nenad Petrusic
Mr. Visnjic


TRIAL CHAMBER I (hereinafter "the 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 (hereinafter "the Tribunal"),

PURSUANT to Rules 54, 65 ter, 73 ter, 85 and 86 of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence (hereinafter "the Rules") of the Tribunal,

NOTING the Scheduling Order of 12 September 2000 (hereinafter "the Schedule"),

CONSIDERING that the Prosecution completed its case on 28 July 2000,

CONSIDERING that the Defence completed its case on 13 December 2000,

CONSIDERING that the parties were notified that they would have an identical set period of time, that is, five days, in which to present evidence in rebuttal and evidence in rejoinder respectively; that they have not submitted any observations in this regard; that the Defence has, however, requested that the Schedule be amended so that it may have additional time to prepare its final brief,

CONSIDERING that it is in the interests of the proper administration of justice to grant the Defence request whilst inviting the parties to take all appropriate measures so as to avoid any delay, such as exchanging the reports and documents they intend to use in the final phase of the trial,


SETS the schedule for the work of the Chamber as follows:

- 15 to 19 January 2001: Prosecutor’s evidence in rebuttal;

- 29 January to 2 February: Defence’s evidence in rejoinder;

- 9 March 2001: deadline for filing final written submissions by the Prosecutor and Defence, its being understood that the briefs must not exceed 200 pages or 60,000 words including the footnotes and possible annexes but not including a possible bibliography of sources or references;

- 19 to 23 March 2001: closing arguments, its being understood that each party shall have a maximum of two and a half hearing days and that there shall be no reply.


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

Done this fourteenth day of December 2000
At The Hague
The Netherlands

Almiro Rodrigues
Presiding Judge
Trial Chamber I

[Seal of the Tribunal]