Tribunal Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia

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1 Wednesday, 26 February 2003

2 [Status Conference]

3 [Open session]

4 [The accused entered court]

5 --- Upon commencing at 2.15 p.m.

6 JUDGE MUMBA: Good afternoon. Please call the case.

7 THE REGISTRAR: Good afternoon. Case number IT-02-61-PT, the

8 Prosecutor versus Miroslav Deronjic.

9 JUDGE MUMBA: This is a Status Conference to review the progress

10 on procedural matters. May I have the parties, please, for the

11 Prosecution.

12 MR. HARMON: Good afternoon, Your Honour. My name is Mark Harmon,

13 representing the Office of the Prosecutor. Appearing with me to my right

14 is Ms. Camille Bibles, to her right, Mr. Mark Vlasic; and to his right,

15 the case manager, Mr. David Bruff. Thank you.

16 JUDGE MUMBA: Thank you.

17 The Defence, please.

18 MR. CVIJETIC: [Interpretation] Good afternoon, Your Honour. I am

19 the Defence counsel for the accused, Miroslav Deronjic. My name is

20 Slobodan Cvijetic.

21 JUDGE MUMBA: Thank you. I would like to find out from the

22 accused whether he can hear the proceedings.

23 THE ACCUSED: [Interpretation] Your Excellency, yes, I can follow.

24 Everything is all right.

25 JUDGE MUMBA: Thank you. Please be seated.

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1 Yes. I think I'll start with the Prosecution to find out on

2 disclosure issues, Rule 66(A)(i). Any progress?

3 MR. HARMON: We have disclosed to the Defence all of the materials

4 under 66(A)(i), and in respect of 66(A)(ii), we have disclosed the

5 majority of witness statements to the accused. We have conducted

6 additional interviews. A mission was just completed in November. We have

7 two additional statements that we are reviewing, and we will be disclosing

8 to the Defence very, very shortly. In addition to that, there are matters

9 relating to Rule 68, although they may have been previously disclosed, our

10 record-keeping on that is incomplete and we will be redisclosing the two

11 documents relating to Rule 68 to the Defence very shortly.

12 JUDGE MUMBA: Very well. From what the Prosecution have said,

13 that they have conducted interviews and there are two more statements,

14 witness statements, to be produced to the Defence, does that mean that the

15 Prosecution more or less are decided on the number of witnesses

16 they -- potential witnesses for the Prosecution?

17 MR. HARMON: Yes, that's correct, Your Honour.

18 JUDGE MUMBA: Thank you.

19 The Defence, is what the Prosecution have said in accordance with

20 your record so far?

21 MR. CVIJETIC: [Interpretation] Your Honour, I have just received

22 the answer to the question that I was planning to put during the Status

23 Conference; namely, after the first Status Conference, I think even on the

24 same day, I received the material that Mr. Harmon has talked about, and

25 then after -- and after I received this initial material under Rule 66,

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1 there was a gap of four months, during which I didn't receive anything.

2 But then today, for the first time, I'm hearing that there is something

3 else, and I was planning to ask whether there was anything more to be

4 disclosed, because it was rather unusual not to receive anything during

5 the past four months. So I have just received an answer on that question,

6 so there is no need for me to discuss that any further.

7 JUDGE MUMBA: Thank you. If that is the status on disclosure and

8 what the Prosecution -- the ongoing obligation under Rule 68, then it

9 means that we are closer to the next step in the proceedings, giving due

10 time to the Defence for the latest statements that have been -- or that

11 are going to be disclosed to them. So can we say that we are more or less

12 up to date, except for the next big process?

13 MR. HARMON: Yes, I believe that is correct, Your Honour.

14 JUDGE MUMBA: I would like to ask the accused: Is there anything

15 about your conditions of detention that you'd like the Trial Chamber to

16 know? Is everything all right: Your health, food, the conditions under

17 which you are being looked after? Is everything all right with you?

18 THE ACCUSED: [Interpretation] Your Excellency, I don't have any

19 remarks relating to my accommodation. My health is not the best, but

20 that's very well. Basically, everything is all right. And like I said at

21 the previous Status Conference, I don't have anything to remark on

22 regarding my accommodation or detention.

23 JUDGE MUMBA: Very well. Thank you. You may be seated.

24 Is there anything else any of the parties would like to raise?

25 MR. HARMON: There's nothing on behalf of the Prosecutor. Thank

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1 you.

2 JUDGE MUMBA: The Defence? Anything else?

3 MR. CVIJETIC: [Interpretation] Your Honour, the Defence has

4 nothing at this point.

5 JUDGE MUMBA: Then our Status Conference has been -- is short,

6 because it appears to me that there is compliance of the procedural rules.

7 There being nothing else to discuss, then we'll close the Status

8 Conference until next time. The court will rise.

9 --- Whereupon the Status Conference adjourned at.

10 2.23 p.m.