Tribunal Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia

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 1                           Wednesday, 22 October 2014

 2                           [Status Conference]

 3                           [Open session]

 4                           [The appellant entered court]

 5                           --- Upon commencing at 3.31 p.m.

 6             JUDGE MERON:  Please be seated.

 7             Registrar, would you please call the case.

 8             THE REGISTRAR:  Good afternoon, Your Honour.  Case number

 9     IT-05-88/2-A, The Prosecutor versus Mr. Tolimir.

10             JUDGE MERON:  Thank you.

11             Let me make sure first that the audio equipment is working

12     properly.

13             Mr. Tolimir, can you hear the proceedings in a language you

14     understand?

15             Mr. Tolimir, can you hear the proceedings in a language you

16     understand?

17             THE APPELLANT: [Interpretation] Yes, I can.  Thank you.

18             JUDGE MERON:  Thank you, Mr. Tolimir.

19             THE APPELLANT: [Interpretation] I can hear it.

20             JUDGE MERON:  Counsel for the Prosecution.  No problems with the

21     video?

22             MR. MILANINIA:  No, Mr. President.

23             JUDGE MERON:  Appearances for the parties.  The Prosecution,

24     please.

25             MR. MILANINIA:  Good afternoon, Mr. President.  Nema Milaninia

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 1     for the Prosecution, joined here with Mr. Todd Schneider and our Case

 2     Manager, Ms. Janet Stewart.

 3             JUDGE MERON:  Thank you, Mr. Milaninia.

 4             Now, Mr. Tolimir, we do note that you are self-representing.

 5             Mr. Aleksandar Gajic, your legal advisor, has a right of audience

 6     which is limited to addressing legal or administrative issues during this

 7     Status Conference.  Mr. Gajic, I see you there.

 8             Rule 65 bis (B) of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence requires a

 9     Status Conference to be convened within 120 days after the filing of a

10     Notice of Appeal and, thereafter, within 120 days after the last Status

11     Conference for each appellant in the Tribunal's custody.

12             A Status Conference serves two primary purposes:  First, it

13     allows the appellants an opportunity to express concerns relating to

14     their appeal or detention conditions.  Second, it provides an opportunity

15     to update the appellants with respect to the status of their case.  The

16     Status Conference is also an opportunity for the Tribunal to inquire

17     about the mental and physical condition of the detained persons.

18             In the present case, the last Status Conference was held on 24

19     June 2014.  Thus, this Status Conference is taking place before the

20     expiration of the 120-day period specified in Rule 65 bis (B).  Today's

21     Status Conference was scheduled by the Scheduling Order issued on 12

22     September 2014.

23             Let me now turn to Mr. Tolimir and inquire into his state of

24     health.  If you wish, Mr. Tolimir, I can close the session.

25             Mr. Tolimir.

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 1             THE APPELLANT: [Interpretation] Thank you, Mr. President.  God

 2     help all of you.  My health condition remains unchanged.  Therefore, I

 3     have nothing to say in that regard, and consequently there's no need for

 4     a closed session.  Thank you.

 5             JUDGE MERON:  Thank you.  Thank you, Mr. Tolimir.

 6             I would like now to update the case.  An appeal hearing in this

 7     case has been scheduled for Wednesday, 12 November 2014, pursuant to the

 8     Scheduling Order of 15 October 2014.  The timetable for the appeal

 9     hearing is also set out in the Scheduling Order for the appeal hearing.

10     I would also like to recall the Appeals Chamber's decision of 20

11     June 2014, which authorised Mr. Gajic, Mr. Tolimir's legal advisor, to

12     make oral submissions at the appeal hearing.

13             I would now like to ask the parties whether they would like to

14     raise any issues at this time.

15             Any issues that the Prosecution would like to raise?

16             MR. MILANINIA:  No, Mr. President.

17             JUDGE MERON:  Thank you, the Prosecutor.

18             Mr. Tolimir, any issues that you would like to raise?

19             THE APPELLANT: [Interpretation] No questions.  Thank you.

20             JUDGE MERON:  Thank you, Mr. Tolimir.

21             Since there are no other matters to be raised, I thank the

22     parties for their attendance and call the proceedings to a close.

23                           --- Whereupon the Status Conference adjourned

24                           at 3.38 p.m.