Case: IT-98-33-A


Before: Judge David Hunt, Pre-Appeal Judge

Registrar: Mr Hans Holthuis

Order of: 5 November 2001







Office of the Prosecutor:

Mr. Norman Farrell

Counsel for the Defence:

Mr. Nenad Petrusic
Mr. Tomislav Visnjic


I, DAVID HUNT, Judge 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");

BEING SEISED of the "Motion to Extend Time for Filing Appellant’s Brief" filed by the Defence of Mr. Radislav Krstic (" the Appellant") on 23 October 2001 ("the Motion");

NOTING the "Prosecution’s Response to Motion on Behalf of Radislav Krstic to Extend Time for Filing Appellant’s Brief" filed on 2 November 2001, where it submits that it does not object to the granting of an extension of time as long as such extension is limited to that which is reasonable for the Appellant to review the judgement and consult with Counsel;

CONSIDERING that the Motion seeks an extension of seventy days from the date the B/C/S translation of the judgement is made available to the Defence, to file the Appellant’s Brief as required by Rule 111 of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence of the International Tribunal ("the Rules");

CONSIDERING that the Defence argues, inter alia, the request is made in light of the size and complexity of the case, and that without the translation of the judgement in B/C/S the Appellant has not been able to read it and hold consultations with Counsel regarding the grounds of appeal;

NOTING Rule 111 of the Rules which provides: "An Appellant's brief of argument setting out the grounds of appeal and authorities shall be filed within ninety days of filing of the notice of appeal pursuant to Rule 108";

CONSIDERING that Mr. Nenad Petrusic and Mr. Tomislav Visnjic acted as Counsel for the Appellant during the trial and that thus the argument related to the complexity of the case carries less weight;

CONSIDERING, however, that it is in the interests of justice to allow the Appellant adequate time to read the judgement and consult with Counsel before filing his Appellant’s Brief;

PURSUANT to Rule 127 of the Rules;

HEREBY ORDER that the Appellant’s Brief be filed fifty days after the date of filing of the B/C/S translation of the trial judgement.


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

Judge David Hunt
Pre-Appeal Judge

Dated this fifth day of November 2001,
At The Hague,
The Netherlands.

[Seal of the Tribunal]