Judge Richard May, Presiding
Judge Patrick Robinson
Judge Mohamed Fassi Fihri

Mr. Hans Holthuis

Order of:
30 August 2001







Office of the Prosecutor:

Ms. Carla Del Ponte
Mr. Dirk Ryneveld
Ms. Cristina Romano
Mr. Milbert Shin
Mr. Daniel Saxon

The Accused:

Slobodan Milosevic


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"),

CONSIDERING as follows:

- the accused is entitled to defend himself in person and has not appointed counsel to act on his behalf,

- the accused has informed the Registrar of the International Tribunal in writing that he has no intention of engaging a lawyer to represent him,

- Article 20 of the Statute of the International Tribunal requires the Trial Chamber to ensure that a trial is fair and that it is conducted with full respect for the rights of the accused,

THE TRIAL CHAMBER therefore considers it desirable and in the interests of securing a fair trial that an amicus curiae be appointed as permitted by the Rules of Procedure and Evidence, not to represent the accused but to assist in the proper determination of the case, and pursuant to Rule 74,

INVITES the Registrar to designate counsel to appear before it as amicus curiae, to assist the Trial Chamber by:

(a) making any submissions properly open to the accused by way of preliminary or other pre-trial motion;

(b) making any submissions or objections to evidence properly open to the accused during the trial proceedings and cross-examining witnesses as appropriate;

(c) drawing to the attention of the Trial Chamber any exculpatory or mitigating evidence; and

(d) acting in any other way which designated counsel considers appropriate in order to secure a fair trial, and

EXTENDS the time for filing by designated counsel of preliminary motions pursuant to Rule 72 until 30 days after designation by the Registrar, and

DIRECTS the Registrar to provide designated counsel 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 thirtieth day of August 2001
At The Hague
The Netherlands

[Seal of the Tribunal]