Tribunal Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia

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 1                           Wednesday, 7 March 2012

 2                           [Status Conference]

 3                           [Open session]

 4                           [The appellant entered court]

 5                           --- Upon commencing at 3.00 p.m.

 6             JUDGE MERON:  Please be seated.

 7             Registrar, would you please call the case.

 8             THE REGISTRAR:  Good afternoon, Your Honour.

 9             This is case number IT-04-81-A, the Prosecutor versus

10     Momcilo Perisic.

11             Thank you.

12             JUDGE MERON:  I wanted to make sure that the audio equipment is

13     working properly.  Everybody can hear me.  Yes.

14             Mr. Perisic, can you hear me in a language you can --

15             THE APPELLANT: [Interpretation] [No interpretation]

16             JUDGE MERON:  Thank you.  Appearances of the parties.  The

17     Prosecution.

18             MR. CROSS:  Good afternoon, Your Honour.  Appearing for the

19     Prosecution, I'm Matthew Cross, together with Ms. Helen Brady, and our

20     Case Manager is Colin Nawrot.

21             JUDGE MERON:  Thank you, Mr. Cross.

22             For Mr. Perisic.

23             MR. GUY-SMITH:  Good afternoon.  Gregor Guy-Smith and

24     Holly Buchanan, appearing on behalf of Mr. Perisic.

25             JUDGE MERON:  Thank you, Mr. Guy-Smith.

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 1             As you are all aware, Rule 65 ter (B) of the Rules of Procedure

 2     and Evidence requires a Status Conference to be convened within 120 days

 3     after the filing of a Notice of Appeal and, thereafter, within 120 days

 4     after the last Status Conference of for each Appellant in the Tribunal's

 5     custody.  A Status Conference serves two primary purposes.  First, it

 6     allows the Appellant an opportunity to express concerns relating to his

 7     appeal or detention conditions.  Second, it provides an opportunity to

 8     update the Appellant with respect to the status of his case.  The Status

 9     Conference is also an opportunity for the Tribunal to inquire about the

10     mental and physical condition of the detained person.

11             In the present case, the Notice of Appeal was filed on 8

12     November 2011.  Today's Status Conference was scheduled by an order

13     issued on 6 February 2012.

14             So let me now turn to inquiring into Mr. Perisic's health.

15             If Mr. Perisic wishes it, I can close the session.

16             THE APPELLANT: [Interpretation] No, there is no need --

17             THE INTERPRETER:  The microphone is off for --

18             JUDGE MERON:  I understand that there is no need from

19     Mr. Perisic's perspective.

20             So I would like to ask the parties whether they have any other

21     issues which they would like to raise at this time.

22             Any issues for the Prosecution, Mr. Cross?

23             MR. CROSS:  No, Your Honour.

24             JUDGE MERON:  Thank you.

25             Anything, Mr. Guy-Smith?

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 1             MR. GUY-SMITH:  None on behalf of Mr. Perisic at this time,

 2     Your Honour.  But thank you for asking.

 3             JUDGE MERON:  Thank you.

 4             Since there are no matters to be raised, I thank the parties for

 5     their attendance and call the proceedings to a close.

 6             Thank you very much.

 7                           --- Whereupon the Status Conference adjourned at

 8                            3.04 p.m.