1 Tuesday, 14 March 2006
2 [Open session]
3 --- Upon commencing at 9.03 a.m.
4 JUDGE ROBINSON: The Chamber has been advised of the death of the
5 accused, Slobodan Milosevic. We express our regret at his passing. We
6 also regret that his untimely death has deprived not only him but indeed
7 all interested parties of a judgement upon the allegations in the
8 indictment. His death terminates these proceedings.
9 We express our thanks to all those who participated in these long
10 and difficult proceedings over the past four years and who contributed to
11 the Chamber's consideration of the many issues that arose during the
12 trial. In this regard, I mention the Prosecutor and her team, counsel
13 assigned to the accused, the amici curiae, the legal associates of
14 Mr. Milosevic, the pro se liaison officers, the Registry officials, the
15 Victims and Witnesses Section, the interpreters, the translators, the
16 court reporters, and the technical support staff.
17 The Chamber also wishes to express its gratitude to the many
18 Prosecution and Defence witnesses who gave evidence in this case.
19 An order will be issued shortly terminating the proceedings.
20 The hearing is adjourned.
21 --- Whereupon the hearing adjourned at 9.06 a.m.