Case No. IT-02-60-T

IN TRIAL CHAMBER I, SECTION A

Before:
Judge Liu Daqun, Presiding
Judge Volodymyr Vassylenko
Judge Carmen Maria Argibay

Registrar:
Mr. Hans Holthuis

Decision of:
16 June 2003

PROSECUTOR
v.
VIDOJE BLAGOJEVIC
DRAGAN JOKIC

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DECISION ON PROSECUTIONíS REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF TIME TO FILE EXPERT REPORT

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The Office of the Prosecutor:

Mr. Peter McCloskey

Counsel for the Accused:

Mr. Michael Karnavas and Ms. Suzana Tomanovic for Vidoje Blagojevic
Mr. Miodrag Stojanovic and Ms. Cynthia Sinatra for Dragan Jokic

 

TRIAL CHAMBER I, SECTION A, ("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 ("Tribunal"),

BEING SEISED of the "Prosecutionís Request for Extension of Time to File Expert Report", filed by the Office of the Prosecutor ("Prosecution") on 13 June 2003 ("Request"), wherein the Prosecution submits, that General Patrick Cordingley has informed the Prosecutor that due to administrative difficulties his expert report can not be furnished to the Prosecution until next week, wherefore the Prosecution requests an extension of one week until 23 June 2003 to file the expert report,

NOTING that in the Status Conference on 27 March 2003 the Pre-Trial Judge requested the expert report be filed "not later than one month after the start of the Hearing",1

NOTING that the trial started on 14 May 2003 and that therefore the expert report should have been filed no later than 16 June 2003,

NOTING that Rule 127 (A) (i) of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence ("Rules") provides that the Trial Chamber may, on good cause being shown by motion, enlarge or reduce any time prescribed by or under the Rules,

CONSIDERING that administrative difficulties constitute good cause under Rule 127 (A) for granting an extension of time,

PURSUANT to Rules 54 and 127 of the Rules

HEREBY GRANTS the Request and ORDERS the expert report to be filed no later than 23 June 2003.

 

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

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Judge Liu Daqun
Presiding

Dated this sixteen day of June 2003,
At The Hague
The Netherlands

[Seal of the Tribunal]


1 - See Status Conference on 27 March 2003, T. 139.