Before: Judge Mohamed Bennouna, Pre-trial Judge

Registrar: Dorothee de Sampayo Garrido-Nijgh

Order of: 3 May 2000







Office of the Prosecutor:

Ms. Brenda J. Hollis
Mr. Michael J. Keegan
Mr. Kapila Waidyaratne

Counsel for the Accused:

Mr. Vladimir Petrovic, for Damir Dosen
Mr. Dusan Vucecevic, for Dragan Kolundzija


I, MOHAMED BENNOUNA, Judge 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 ("the International Tribunal"),

HAVING BEEN APPOINTED as pre-trial Judge in this matter by virtue of an order of the Trial Chamber dated 3 February 2000,

BEING SEISED of a Request for extension of time filed on 18 April 2000 by the Defence for Damir Dosen ("the Request"), seeking an extension of time in which to file a response to the Motion for judicial notice of adjudicated facts, filed by the Office of the Prosecutor ("the Prosecution") ("the Motion") on 4 April 2000, until two weeks after the meeting between the parties ordered by the pre-trial Judge on 31 March 2000,

NOTING the Scheduling Order issued by the pre-trial Judge on 31 March 2000 which directed the Defence for both accused, and the Prosecution, to meet to discuss the issue of admissions by the parties and of points of agreement and disagreement on matters of fact and law within six weeks of the date of the order,

NOTING the Order for filing of motions issued by the Trial Chamber on 2 December 1999 which provided a time-limit of fourteen days from the filing of a motion for the filing of any response,

NOTING also that the Defence for Dragan Kolundzija has not responded to the Prosecution’s Motion as yet,

CONSIDERING that the reasons given in support of the Request constitute good cause for the purpose of Rule 127 of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence of the International Tribunal ("the Rules"),

CONSIDERING that, in this particular instance, it is in the interest of justice that the Defence for both accused be granted the same time-limit in which to respond to the Prosecution’s Motion,

PURSUANT TO Rule 127 of the Rules,

HEREBY GRANT the Request and ORDER that the Defence for both accused shall have until Friday 26 May 2000 to file a response to the Prosecution’s Motion for judicial notice of adjudicated facts.

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

Mohamed Bennouna
Pre-trial Judge

Dated this third day of May 2000
At The Hague
The Netherlands

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