Case No.: IT-97-24-T


Judge Wolfgang Schomburg, Presiding
Judge Mohamed Fassi Fihri
Judge Volodymyr Vassylenko

Mr. Hans Holthuis

Request of:
4 July 2002





The Office of the Prosecutor:

Ms. Joanna Korner
Mr. Nicholas Koumjian

Counsel for the Accused:

Mr. Branko Lukic
Mr. John Ostojic


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 that the attempt of the parties in this case to come to an agreement under Rule 62 ter of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence of this Tribunal has failed until now,

INVITING the parties, nonetheless, to try to come to a consensual solution in this case,

NOTING the paramount value of a consensual solution under the peace-keeping mission of this Tribunal,

RE-EMPHASISING that, therefore, the Trial Chamber remains prepared to assist the parties in any attempts to reach such a consensual solution, if they so want,

NOTING that, for the purposes of a complete trial, a new scheduling order is needed,

HEREBY ORDERS that the parties should adhere to the following schedule:



19 September 2002

Close of the Prosecution case

30 September 2002

Defence Rule 98 bis motion due*

7 October 2002

OTP Response due*

10 October 2002

Defence Reply due*

18 October 2002

Decision on Rule 98 bis motion*

In case of non-acquittal:


11 November 2002

Defence case commences

16 December 2002 3 January 2003

Court recess

8 January 2003

Defence case resumes

7 March 2003

Close of Defence case

10 - 14 March 2003

Prosecution evidence in rebuttal

17 - 21 March 2003

Defence evidence in rejoinder

4 April 2003

OTP final brief due*

11 April 2003

Defence final brief due*

14 17 April 2003

Closing arguments and parties submissions on sentencing, if any

May 2003



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

Judge Wolfgang Schomburg

Dated this fourth day of July 2002
At The Hague
The Netherlands

[Seal of the Tribunal]