Before: Judge Richard May, Presiding

Judge Mohamed Bennouna

Judge Patrick Robinson

Registrar: Mrs. Dorothee de Sampayo Garrido-Nijgh

Order of: 13 January 1999








The Office of the Prosecutor:

Ms. Brenda Hollis
Mr. Michael Keegan
Mr. Kapila Waidyaratne
Mr. James Cowles

Counsel for the Accused:

Mr. Krstan Simic, for Miroslav Kvocka
Mr. Zarko Nikolic, for Milojica Kos
Mr. Toma Fila, for Mla|o Radic
Mr. Simo Tosic, for Zoran Zigic


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 ("International Tribunal"),

HAVING BEEN APPOINTED as pre-trial Judge in this matter by virtue of an Order of the Trial Chamber dated 12 January 1999,

BEING SEISED OF a "Defence Motion for Extend Time Limited for Submitting Preliminary Motions" filed on behalf of the accused, Zoran Zigic, on 11 January 1999 (the Request for Extension of Time"), in which the Defence seeks an extension of time for filing preliminary motions pursuant to Rule 72 of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence of the International Tribunal ("Rules"),

NOTING that the Office of the Prosecutor ("Prosecution") has indicated in its "Motion to Notify the Trial Chamber of Completion of Disclosure of Supporting Material" filed on 6 January 1999 that disclosure in a language the accused understands of the material that accompanied the amended indictment when confirmation was sought was completed on 21 December 1998, being the date on which the final materials were sent by courier to respective defence counsel,

NOTING that the Defence for Zoran Zigic has indicated in the Request for Extension of Time that the documents thus disclosed were only received by it on 30 December 1998,

NOTING also that various dates for the filing of motions and responses in this matter have been fixed by virtue of a Scheduling Order dated 16 December 1998,

CONSIDERING that, pursuant to Rule 72, the Defence has thirty days from disclosure in which to file its preliminary motions,

CONSIDERING ALSO that, pursuant to Rule 126 of the Rules, time begins to run "as from the date on which notice of the occurrence of the event would have been received in the normal course of transmission",

PURSUANT TO Rules 125 and 126,

HEREBY GRANT the Request for Extension of Time and ORDER as follows:

  1. the Defence for all four accused shall have until Monday 1 February 1999 to file any preliminary motions pursuant to Rule 72;
  2. the Prosecution shall file their responses thereto by Monday 15 February 1999; and
  3. all other dates fixed by the Scheduling Order of 16 December 1998 remain unaffected.


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


Mohamed Bennouna

Pre-trial Judge

Dated this thirteenth day of January 1999

At The Hague

The Netherlands

[Seal of the Tribunal]