Judge Mohamed Bennouna, Pre-Appeal Judge

Mrs. Dorothee de Sampayo Garrido-Nijgh

Order of:
7 September 2000







Counsel for the Prosecutor:

Mr. Upawansa Yapa

Counsel for the Defence:

Mr. Ranko Radovic, Mr. Tomislav Pasaric for Zoran Kupreškic
Ms. Jadranka Slokovic-Glumac, Ms. Desanka Vranjican for Mirjan Kupreskic
Mr. Anthony Abell, Mr. John Livingston for Vlatko Kupreskic
Mr. Luko Šušak, Ms. Goranka Herljevic for Drago Josipovic
Mr. Petar Pavkovic, Mr. Mirko Vrdoljak for Vladimir Šantic


I, MOHAMED BENNOUNA, 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"),

HAVING BEEN APPOINTED as pre-appeal Judge in this matter by virtue of an order of the Appeals Chamber dated 16 May 2000;

NOTING the filing of the "Book of Authorities for the Appellants’ Brief of Vladimir Šantic" by the Defence for Vladimir Šantic on 4 September 2000 ("the Book of Authorities");

NOTING the "Order on Motions for Extension of Time" issued on 1 August 2000 and the "Order" issued on 29 August 2000 ("the Order of 1 August" and "the Order of 29 August" respectively);

NOTING that Rule 111 of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence ("the Rules") requires that "SaCn Appellant’s brief of argument setting out the grounds of appeal and authorities shall be filed within ninety days of filing the notice of appeal pursuant to Rule 108";

CONSIDERING that for the purposes of Rule 111 the filing of the following is required:

  1. A complete full text copy of each authority cited in the Appellant’s Brief, except cases previously decided by the International Tribunal; and
  2. An index of authorities attached to the Appellant’s Brief;

CONSIDERING that the Book of Authorities does not satisfy the requirements of Rule 111, since it provides only a list of authority citations;

NOTING ALSO that Zoran Kupreškic, Mirjan Kupreškic, and Drago Josipovic did not comply with the 4 September 2000 time-limit for the filing of relevant authorities as required by the Order of 1 August and reaffirmed by the Order 29 August;

CONSIDERING HOWEVER the informal consultation between one of the Defence Counsels and a Senior Legal Officer of the International Tribunal;

proprio motu,


  1. Vladimir Šantic submit a complete book of authorities, to be filed with the International Tribunal as soon as possible but no later than 14 September 2000.
  2. Zoran Kupreškic, Mirjan Kupreškic, and Drago Josipovic file a book of authorities and index as soon as possible but no later than 14 September 2000.

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


Judge Mohamed Bennouna
Pre-Appeal Judge

Dated this seventh day of September 2000
At The Hague,
The Netherlands.

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