Judge Almiro Rodrigues, Presiding
Judge Fouad Riad
Judge Patricia Wald

Mrs. de Sampayo Garrido-Nijgh, Registrar

Decision of:
16 June 2000





The Office of the Prosecutor:

Mr. Franck Terrier

Defence Counsel:

Mr. Branko Seric
Mr. Kresimir Krsnik


I, Judge Patricia Wald, acting as Pre-Trial Judge in this matter for Trial Chamber I 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;

ORDER that a Status Conference be scheduled for Thursday, 20 July 2000, at 4:00 p.m.;

ORDER the parties to be prepared to discuss the following matters:

    1. Disclosure of materials pursuant to Rules 66 and 68;
    2. Possibility of reducing the number of issues in dispute through judicial notice pursuant to Rule 94;
    3. Schedule for the submission of reports by expert witnesses pursuant to Rule 94 bis;
    4. Procedure for collecting affidavits or formal statements pursuant to Rule 94ter;
    5. Whether the defence will seek reciprocal disclosure pursuant to Rules 66 and 67;
    6. Whether the accused plans to offer any special defences pursuant to Rule 67(A)(ii);
    7. Whether the accused will testify or make a statement under Rule 84 bis, and if so when;
    8. Progress towards completing the pre-trial filings required by Rule 65 ter, particularly (a) whether the parties have made any progress in agreeing on undisputed matters of fact and law; and (b) the number of witnesses that will be called and how many trial days each party estimates will be necessary for its case (including time required for cross-examination).

ORDER the parties to submit to the Trial Chamber no later than Tuesday, 18 July 2000, the following:

    1. The Defence should submit an annotated copy of the indictment, in which the words or sentences that each accused intends to dispute are highlighted, along with a brief explanation of why the highlighted portions will be disputed;
    2. The Prosecution should submit a chart indicating the facts it intends to prove in support of each count of the indictment, and, to the extent practicable at this stage, which witnesses will testify to those facts. Where more than two witnesses will testify on the same factual issue, the Prosecution should indicate why it believes that multiple witnesses are necessary.

Done in French and English, the English version being authoritative.

Done this sixteenth day of June 2000,
At The Hague,
The Netherlands.

Patricia Wald
Pre-Trial Judge

(Seal of the Tribunal)