Before: Judge Patrick Robinson, Presiding

Judge David Hunt

Judge Mohamed Bennouna

Registrar: Mrs. Dorothee de Sampayo Garrido-Nijgh

Order of: 15 December 2000



Blagoje SIMIC


Miroslav TADIC






The Office of the Prosecutor:

Ms. Carla Del Ponte
Ms. Nancy Paterson

Counsel for the Accused:

Mr. Slobodan Zecevic, for Milan Simic
Mr. Igor Pantelic and Mr. Novak Lucic, for Miroslav Tadic
Mr. Deyan Brashich, for Stevan Todorovic
Mr. Borislav Pisarevic and Mr. Aleksander Lazarevic, for Simo Zaric


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 ("the International Tribunal"),

NOTING the guilty plea entered by Stevan Todorovic before Judge Robinson on 13 December 2000,

NOTING the Orders issued by the Trial Chamber on 4 April 2000 and 29 May 2000 granting provisional release to the co-accused Miroslav Tadic, Simo Zaric and Milan Simic,

CONSIDERING that, pursuant to Rule 62 bis of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence of the International Tribunal ("Rules"), a hearing is now to be held before the full Trial Chamber,

CONSIDERING that the Trial Chamber does not find it necessary for the three accused who have been granted provisional release to return to the seat of the International Tribunal to attend the hearing, nor for their assigned counsel to be present at such hearing,

PURSUANT TO Rule 62 bis of the Rules

HEREBY ORDERS as follows:

  1. The Office of the Prosecutor and counsel for Stevan Todorovic shall, by Friday 5 January 2001, file a joint submission as to the factual basis for the crime and the accused’s participation in it, together with any witness statements or other documents on which they agree to rely;
  2. a hearing shall be held in this matter on Friday 19 January 2001, commencing at 10 a.m; and
  3. none of the co-accused, Miroslav Tadic, Simo Zaric and Milan Simic, nor their legal representatives, are required to attend the hearing.

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


Patrick Robinson

Dated this fifteenth day of December 2000
At The Hague
The Netherlands

[Seal of the Tribunal]