Case No.: IT-02-54-T


Judge Richard May, Presiding
Judge Patrick Robinson
Judge O-Gon Kwon

Mr. Hans Holthuis

Order of:
22 November 2002







The Office of the Prosecutor

Ms. Carla Del Ponte
Ms. Hildegard Uertz-Retzlaff
Mr. Geoffrey Nice
Mr. Dermot Groome

The Accused

Slobodan Milosevic

Amici Curiae

Mr. Steven Kay
Mr. Branislav Tapuskovic


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"),

Proprio motu

NOTING the Order of the Trial Chamber of 30 August 2001inviting the Registrar of the International Tribunal to designate counsel to appear before it as amicus curiae, the designation by the Registrar on 6 September 2001 of Mr. Steven Kay, Mr. Branislav Tapuskovic and Mr. Michaïl Wladimiroff as amicus curiae, and the Decision of the Trial Chamber of 10 October 2002 instructing the Registrar to revoke the designation of Mr. Michaïl Wladimiroff as amicus curiae,

CONSIDERING that, in the view of the Trial Chamber it would be in the interests of securing a fair trial for a third amicus curiae with expertise in international law to be appointed pursuant to Rule 74,

HEREBY DESIGNATES Mr. Timothy McCormack of Melbourne, Australia, to appear before it as amicus curiae, to assist the Trial Chamber by:

  1. making written submissions on, and appearing before it to address, questions of international law as and when requested by the Trial Chamber; and
  2. drawing to the attention of the Trial Chamber relevant issues of international law,

DIRECTS the Registrar to provide Mr. McCormack with all such material as is or has been provided to the accused.


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

Richard May

Dated this twenty-second day of November 2002
At The Hague
The Netherlands

[Seal of the Tribunal]