Before: Judge Richard May, Presiding

Judge Lal Chand Vohrah

Judge Florence Ndepele Mwachande Mumba

Registrar: Mrs. Dorothee de Sampayo Garrido-Nijgh

Order of: 21 January 1998








The Office of the Prosecutor:

Mr. Michael Keegan
Mr. Morten Bergsmo
Ms. Hildegard Uertz-Retzlaff
Ms. Ann Sutherland

Counsel for the Accused:

Mr. Dusan Vucicevic, for Milan Kovacevic


NOTING the Defence Motion To Strike Portions Of The Indictment filed on 11 September 1997 and the response of the Office of the Prosecutor ("the Prosecution") thereto, filed on 24 September 1997,

NOTING the intention of the Prosecution to seek leave to amend the indictment against the accused, pursuant to Rule 50 of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence of the International Tribunal ("the Rules") as foreshadowed in the status conference held on 16 January 1998,

PURSUANT TO Rule 54 of the Rules


  1. the Prosecution shall file its request for leave to amend the indictment by Wednesday 28 January 1998;
  2. the Defence shall file its response to the request for leave to amend the indictment, together with an amended Motion To Strike Portions Of The Indictment, if desired, by Monday 9 February 1998;
  3. the motion for leave to amend the indictment and the Motion To Strike Portions Of The Indictment shall be heard on Thursday 12 February 1998, commencing at 9.30 a.m.,
  4. if the motion for leave to amend the indictment is granted, and with the consent of the Defence, the further appearance of the accused to plead to any new charges will take place immediately after the motions hearing;
  5. the motions hearing and further appearance, if any, shall be followed by a closed session status conference to consider, inter alia, the following matters:
    1. whether to order the Prosecution to disclose to the Trial Chamber the statements of witnesses and other documentary material on which the Prosecution intends to rely at trial;
    2. whether to request that the Prosecution indicate the number of witnesses it intends to call and the estimated length of the Prosecution case;
    3. whether to order the Defence, within a time-limit to be set by the Trial Chamber, to state in writing:
      1. those points, if any, in the indictment which are admitted;
      2. those points in the indictment which are denied and the grounds for so doing; and
      3. in general terms, the defence to the indictment;

    d. matters, if any, of which the Trial Chamber may take judicial notice pursuant to Rule 94 of the Rules; and
    e. to fix a date for trial.


Richard May

Presiding Judge

Dated this twenty-first day of January 1998

At The Hague

The Netherlands

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