1 Tuesday, 7 July 2009
2 [Status Conference]
3 [Open session]
4 [The appellant entered court]
5 --- Upon commencing at 8.02 a.m.
6 JUDGE POCAR: Good morning, everybody.
7 Madam Registrar, would you please call the case.
8 THE REGISTRAR: Good morning, Your Honour. Case number
9 IT-98-29/1-A, the Prosecutor versus Dragomir Milosevic.
10 JUDGE POCAR: Thank you.
11 May I now call for the appearances of the parties. For the
13 MS. GOY: Good morning, Your Honour. Barbara Goy appearing for
14 the Prosecution, together with Francois Boudreault and our case manager
15 is Lourdes Galicia
16 JUDGE POCAR: I thank you.
17 Now for the Defence.
18 MR. TAPUSKOVIC: [Interpretation] Good morning, Your Honour. I am
19 Tapuskovic, Bronislaw representing the accused General
20 Dragomir Milosevic. Thank you.
21 JUDGE POCAR: I thank you.
22 Before I start, Mr. Milosevic, can you hear the proceedings in a
23 language that you understand?
24 THE APPELLANT: [Interpretation] Thank you, Your Honour. Yes, I
25 can hear. Everything is fine.
1 JUDGE POCAR: Thank you.
2 So this is the Status Conference called in accordance with
3 Rule 65 bis of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence. I don't have to
4 remind you of the purposes of a Status Conference. We had several in the
5 last months. The previous one was held on 11 March 2009, and the two
6 orders scheduling today's Status Conference were issued respectively on
7 18 June and 1st of July.
8 Now, I would like to inquire first into the status of the
9 detention conditions and health situation of Mr. Milosevic.
10 Mr. Milosevic, if you have any concerns in relation to the detention
11 conditions or your state of health, I would invite you to raise them now.
12 And, of course, it depends on what you will say, but if you wish, the
13 discussion can take place in private session if you so desire. I thank
14 you. You have the floor.
15 THE APPELLANT: [Interpretation] Thank you, Your Honour. There is
16 no need to state anything in private session. I can say everything that
17 I need to say in the public session. Your Honour, I don't have anything
18 to say, anything important to say, regarding the state of detention and
19 their work there. I have nothing else to say about my state of health
20 either. My state of health is fine. In other words, everything is fine
21 in terms of these two questions. And I thank you for asking me. I have
22 nothing to add. Thank you very much. Everything is fine. Thank you.
23 JUDGE POCAR: I thank you, Mr. Milosevic. So I understand
24 everything is going regularly and we have nothing to discuss on this
25 matter. You may be seated.
1 THE APPELLANT: [Interpretation] Thank you.
2 JUDGE POCAR: I have also little to say on the recent procedural
3 history of this case. There has been a number of motions have been
4 disposed of by the Appeals Chamber concerning particularly access to
5 confidential materials by other accused. The Appeals Chamber has also
6 dealt with motions concerning additional evidence, and as I already
7 recall the last Status Conference, the briefing as to the appeals of the
8 Prosecution and of Mr. Milosevic are completed; in particular I wish to
9 note that both parties have submitted the public redacted versions of
10 their confidential filings where necessary.
11 So the case is now ready to be heard. I remind the parties that
12 with a Scheduling Order dated 22nd of June, 2009, the Appeals Chamber
13 ordered that the appealing hearing be held on Tuesday, 21st of July,
14 2009. On 6th July, 2009
15 Scheduling Order, specifying the courtroom, timetable, and modalities of
16 the hearing.
17 At this point, I would only ask the parties whether they have any
18 other issues that they would like to raise at this point in time.
19 For the Prosecution?
20 MS. GOY: Thank you, Your Honour. We have nothing to raise.
21 JUDGE POCAR: Thank you, Ms. Goy.
22 Now I turn to the counsel of Mr. Milosevic, do you have any issue
23 you would like to raise at this stage, Mr. Tapuskovic?
24 MR. TAPUSKOVIC: [Interpretation] Thank you, Your Honour. No, I
25 have no issues that I would need to go into today. Thank you very much.
1 JUDGE POCAR: I thank you. I believe this concludes the
2 Status Conference of today. I thank the parties for their attendance at
3 this early hour in the morning, but we didn't want to disturb the other
4 cases that will be heard today. I thank the parties and call the
5 proceedings to a close for today.
6 --- Whereupon the Status Conference
7 adjourned at 8.10 a.m.