IN THE TRIAL CHAMBER
Before: Judge Adolphus G. Karibi-Whyte, Presiding
Judge Elizabeth Odio Benito
Judge Saad Saood Jan
Registrar: Mrs. Dorothee de Sampayo Garrido-Nijgh
Order of: 25 April 1997
ZDRAVKO MUCIC also known as "PAVO"
ESAD LANDZO also known as "ZENGA"
ORDER ON REQUEST FOR REVOCATION OF POWER OF ATTORNEY
The Office of the Prosecutor
Mr. Eric Ostberg Mr. Guiliano Turone
Ms. Teresa McHenry Ms. Elles van Duschotten
Counsel for the Accused
Ms. Edina Residovic, Mr Ekrem Galiatovic, Mr. Eugene OSullivan, for Zejnil Delalic
Mr. Branislav Tapuskovic, Mr. Micheal Greaves for Zdravko Mucic
Mr. Salih Karabdic, Mr. Thomas Moran, for Hazim Delic
Mr. Mustafa Brackovic, Ms. Cynthia McMurrey, for Esad Landzo
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");
BEING SEISED of a request by Mr. Mustafa Brackovic, lead counsel for the accused Esad Landzo ("the accused"), for revocation of his power of attorney to act in the capacity of lead counsel for the accused ("Request");
NOTING that in accordance with the provisions of Article 21 of the Directive on Assignment of Defence Counsel ("Directive") Mr. Mustafa Brackovic cannot withdraw his services as lead counsel for the accused until a suitable replacement is found;
CONSIDERING that it appears, from the facts stated in the Request, that Mr. Mustafa Brackovic and his co-counsel, Ms. Cynthia McMurrey, have taken steps to ensure that Mr. John Ackerman, attorney from the United States of America, is available to be appointed for the defence of the accused, in the event that the Request is granted;
CONSIDERING FURTHER that by a letter dated 18 April 1997, the accused has intimated to the Trial Chamber the fact that he has knowledge of and agrees with the possible involvement of the said Mr. John Ackerman;
CONSIDERING THEREFORE that it appears that the defence of the accused will not be unduly prejudiced by the withdrawal of Mr. Mustafa Brackovic as lead counsel;
TAKING INTO ACCOUNT the provisions of Article 21 of the Statute of the International Tribunal, Rule 45 of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence ("Rules") and Article 21 of the Directive;
THE TRIAL CHAMBER HEREBY ORDERS AS FOLLOWS:
1. PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 20(C) OF THE DIRECTIVE,
DIRECTS the Registrar to immediately take the
appropriate steps to secure the services of Mr. John Ackerman for the defence of the accused.
Done in both English and French, the English text being authoritative.
Adolphus Godwin Karibi-Whyte
Dated this twenty-fifth day of April 1997
At the Hague
[Seal of the Tribunal]