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
13 Mr. Tolimir, can you hear the proceedings in a language you
15 Mr. Tolimir, can you hear the proceedings in a language you
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
22 MR. MILANINIA: No, Mr. President.
23 JUDGE MERON: Appearances for the parties. The Prosecution,
25 MR. MILANINIA: Good afternoon, Mr. President. Nema Milaninia
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.
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.