Case No. IT-03-66-R77

Prosecutor v. Beqë Beqaj



CONSIDERING the Statute of the Tribunal as adopted by the Security Council under Resolution 827 (1993), and in particular Article 21 thereof;

CONSIDERING the Rules of Procedure and Evidence as adopted by the Tribunal on 11 February 1994, as subsequently amended ( "the Rules"), and in particular Rules 44, 45 and 62(B) thereof;

CONSIDERING the Directive on Assignment of Defence Counsel as adopted by the Tribunal on 28 July 1994, as subsequently amended ("the Directive"), and in particular Articles 14(B), and 16(F) thereof;

CONSIDERING the Code of Professional Conduct for Counsel Appearing Before the International Tribunal (IT/125 REV.1);

CONSIDERING that Mr Beqë Beqaj ("the Accused") was transferred to the seat of the Tribunal on 4 November 2004, and that his initial appearance is scheduled for 8 November 2004;

CONSIDERING that the Accused has informed the Registry that he is not currently represented by counsel and has consented to have counsel assigned to him for the purpose of the initial appearance;

CONSIDERING that the Accused’s rights under the Statute, Rules and Directive must be protected until he retains permanent counsel or has counsel assigned to him pursuant to Rule 45 of the Rules;

CONSIDERING that Mr Rodney Dixon, attorney at law from London, is on the list of "duty counsel" envisaged in Rule 45(C) of the Rules, and has agreed to represent the Accused at his initial appearance;

HEREBY DECIDES to assign Mr Rodney Dixon as counsel to the Accused, for the purposes of the initial appearance, in accordance with Article 16(F) of the Directive, effective as of the date of this decision.


John Hocking
Deputy Registrar

Dated this Fifth day of November 2004
At The Hague,
The Netherlands.