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

Mr. Hans Holthuis

Order of:
21 September 2001







Office of the Prosecutor:

Ms. Carla Del Ponte
Mr. Daniel Saxon
Mr. Dirk Ryneveld
Ms. Julia Baly
Ms. Cristina Romano
Mr. Daryl A. Mundis
Mr. Milbert Shin

The Accused:

Slobodan Milosevic

Amicus Curiae:

Mr. Steven Kay
Mr. Branislav Tapuskovic
Mr. Michaïl Wladimiroff


I, RICHARD MAY, 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 ("International Tribunal"),

HAVING BEEN DESIGNATED as pre-trial Judge in this matter by virtue of an Order of the Trial Chamber dated 4 July 2001,

NOTING the designation of amici curiae by the Registrar of the International Tribunal on 6 September 2001, as invited by the Trial Chamber in its Order of 30 August 2001,

NOTING that the Order of the Trial Chamber of 30 August 2001 extended the time for filing of preliminary motions by the amici curiae until 30 days after designation by the Registrar of the International Tribunal, that is, to 6 October 2001,

BEING SEISED of a "Motion seeking relief of time for the Amici Curiae pursuant to the Order of the Court dated 13 September 2001" filed jointly by the amici curiae on 18 September 2001 ("the Motion"), seeking, inter alia, an extension of time in which to file motions pursuant to the Rules of Procedure and Evidence of the International Tribunal ("Rules") on the grounds that the amici curiae have not yet received copies of all relevant documentation,

NOTING the Order of the Trial Chamber of 19 September 2001 directing the Registrar of the International Tribunal "immediately to provide amici curiae with copies of all material, including confidential material, provided to the accused",

NOTING the filing by the Registrar of 19 September 2001 confirming that all such documents have now been supplied to the amici curiae,

CONSIDERING that Rule 72 of the Rules requires that preliminary motions shall be brought not later than 30 days after disclosure of all material and statements which accompanied the indictment when confirmation was sought,

PURSUANT TO Rule 127 of the Rules

HEREBY ORDERS as follows:

(1) the time for filing by the amici curiae of preliminary motions pursuant to Rule 72 and of any responses to the accused’s presentation on the alleged illegality of the International Tribunal is extended until 30 days after disclosure of the material and statements, that is, to Friday 19 October 2001, by 12 noon;

(2) in order to allow for oral argument at the hearing fixed by the Trial Chamber, the Office of the Prosecutor shall have until 12 noon on Friday 26 October 2001 to file its written response, if any; and

(3) oral argument on any such preliminary motions shall be heard on Monday 29 October 2001, commencing at 10 a.m.


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

Richard May
Pre-trial Judge

Dated this twenty-first day of September 2001
At The Hague
The Netherlands

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