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

Mr. Hans Holthuis

Order of:
11 January 2002







The Office of the Prosecutor

Mr. Geoffrey Nice
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


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"),

NOTING the pre-trial conference held in this matter on 9 January 2002, pursuant to Rule 73 bis of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence of the International Tribunal ("Rules"),

CONSIDERING its "Order Inviting Designation of Amicus Curiae" of 30 August 2001 and the designation by the Registrar of the International Tribunal on 6 September 2001 of three amici curiae,

HEREBY CONFIRMS its oral Order of 9 January 2002 that the amici curiae should also assist the Trial Chamber by:

(1) drawing the attention of the Trial Chamber to any defences, for example, self-defence, which may properly be open to the accused to raise on the evidence; and

(2) making submissions as to the relevance, if any, in this trial of the NATO air campaign in Kosovo.

The amici curiae may also assist the Trial Chamber, if appropriate, by identifying witnesses whom the Trial Chamber may itself wish to call pursuant to Rule 98 of the Rules and reiterates that the amici curiae should assist the Trial Chamber in any other way they consider appropriate.


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

Richard May

Dated this eleventh day of January 2002
At The Hague
The Netherlands

[Seal of the Tribunal]