Judge Florence Ndepele Mwachande Mumba, Presiding
Judge Antonio Cassese
Judge David Anthony Hunt

Mrs. Dorothee de Sampayo Garrido-Nijgh

Order of:
7 December 1999







Office of the Prosecutor:

Mr. Dirk Ryneveld
Ms. Peggy Kuo
Ms. Hildegard Uertz-Retzlaff

Counsel for the Accused:

Mr. Slavisa Prodanovic and Ms. Mara Pilipovic for the accused Mr. Dragoljub Kunarac
Mr. Momir Kolesar and Mr. Vladimir Domazet for the accused Mr. Radomir Kovac


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 ("International Tribunal"),

NOTING the "Order Designating a Temporary Pre-trial Judge", issued by the Trial Chamber on 18 November 1999, assigning Judge Hunt as temporary Pre-trial Judge up to and including 20 December 1999,

BEING SEISED of (a) the "Request for Postponment (sic) of the Commensment (sic) of Trial" ("Request"), filed by the accused Radomir Kovac on 1 December 1999, (b) the "Prosecutor’s Response to Request for Postponement of the Commencement of Trial" ("Response"), filed on 2 December 1999 and (c) the "Prosecutor’s Motion Pursuant to Rule 73(A) for the Scheduling of a Status Conference", filed on 2 December 1999,

NOTING the "Order Granting Leave to File a Third Amended Indictment and Confirming the Third Amended Indictment", issued on 1 December 1999, and the "Prosecutor’s Submission of a Third Amended Indictment", filed on 2 December 1999,

CONSIDERING that another Status Conference is necessary to resolve certain problems relating to, amongst other things, the commencement of the trial on 1 February 2000, as was ordered in the "Scheduling Order for Trial Date" on 18 November 1999,

PURSUANT to Rule 65bis of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence ("Rules"),

HEREBY ORDERS that a Status Conference will be held on Tuesday, 14 December 1999, at 14:00. The issues to be discussed at the Status Conference include (a) the Request and the Response and (b) whether the Defence intends to offer the defence of alibi or any other special defence pursuant to Rule 67(A) of the Rules.

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


Judge Hunt
Pre-trial Judge

Dated this seventh day of December 1999,
At The Hague,
The Netherlands

[Seal of the Tribunal]