Case No. IT-97-25/1-PT


Judge Carmel Agius, Presiding

Mr. Hans Holthuis

Order of:
7 March 2005







The Office of the Prosecutor:

Ms. Hildegard Uertz-Retzlaff

Counsel for the Accused:

Mr. Aleksandar Lazarevic


I, Carmel Agius, Presiding Judge of Trial Chamber II 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 ("Tribunal");

NOTING the Order by the Vice-President of the Tribunal of 18 January 2005 assigning this case of Prosecutor v. Savo Todovic to Trial Chamber II;

NOTING the "Order Designating Judge for Initial Appearance" of 18 January 2005, in which I designated myself, Judge Carmel Agius, to conduct the initial appearance of Savo Todovic ("Accused");

NOTING the initial appearance of the Accused on 19 January 2005, and his further initial appearance on 17 February 2005 pursuant to Rule 62(iii) of the Tribunalís Rules of Evidence and Procedure ("Rules");

NOTING Rule 65ter of the Rules which provides that the Presiding Judge of the Trial Chamber shall "designate from among its permanent members a Judge responsible for the pre-trial proceedings" ("pre-trial Judge");

NOTING the powers of a pre-trial Judge as set out in Rule 65ter of the Rules;

CONSIDERING that the Accused initially was indicted together with Mitar Rasevic,1 and that the case of Prosecutor v. Mitar Rasevic is currently before Judge Jean Claude Antonetti as pre-trial Judge of Trial Chamber II;2

CONSIDERING that it would be in the interests of justice and of an expeditious trial to assign the case against both accused to the same pre-trial Judge;

PURSUANT TO Rule 65ter of the Rules;

HEREBY DESIGNATE Judge Jean Claude Antonetti as the pre-trial Judge in this case.


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

Dated this 7th day of March 2005,
At The Hague
The Netherlands

Judge Carmel Agius

[Seal of the Tribunal]

1. Prosecutor v. Milorad Krnojelac, Savo Todovic and Mitar Rasevic, Case No. IT-97-25-I, Indictment, 17 June 1997.
2. Prosecutor v. Mitar Rasevic, Case No. IT-97-25/1-PT, Amended Indictment, 12 May 2004.