Judge Mohamed Shahabuddeen, Presiding
Judge Lal Chand Vohrah
Judge Wang Tieya
Judge Rafael Nieto-Navia
Judge Patrick Robinson

Mrs. Dorothee de Sampayo Garrido-Nijgh

Decision of:
17 May 1999





The Office of the Prosecutor:

Mr. Upwansa Yapa
Ms. Brenda Hollis
Mrs. Patricia Viseur Sellers
Mr. Michael Blaxill

Counsel for the Appellant:

Mr. Luka S. Misetic
Mr. Sheldon Davidson


THE APPEALS 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 ("International Tribunal"),

NOTING the Judgement in The Prosecutor v. Anto Furundzija, IT-95-17/1-T, rendered on 10 December 1998 ("Judgement");

NOTING the Defendant’s Post-Trial Application to the Bureau of the Tribunal for the Disqualification of Presiding Judge Mumba, Motion to Vacate Conviction and Sentence, and Motion for a New Trial, filed 3 February 1999 ("Post-Trial Application");

NOTING the Decision to Suspend Briefing Schedule, filed 5 March 1999;

NOTING the Bureau’s Decision on the Post-Trial Application, filed 11 March 1999;

NOTING the Defendant’s Motion for Extension of Time to File Appellate Brief, filed 19 March 1999;

NOTING the Appeals Chamber’s Decision to Resume Briefing Schedule, filed 24 March 1999, which stipulated that the Appellant’s Brief should be filed by 21 May 1999;

NOTING the Appellant’s Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time in Which to File Defendant’s Appellant Brief, filed 10 May ("Motion");

CONSIDERING that pursuant to sub-Rule 127(B) of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence, the Appeals Chamber may extend the time for the filing of briefs on good cause being shown;

CONSIDERING that the difficulties that the Appellant has had in obtaining cases cited in the Judgement as well as the new information raised in the 7 May 1999 oral decision in The Prosecutor v. Zlatko Aleksovski together constitute good cause;

CONSIDERING also that the Prosecutor does not object to the Motion;

DECIDES to extend the briefing schedule in the appeal on the merits as follows:

  1. The Appellant’s Brief shall be filed by 25 June 1999;
  2. The Respondent’s Brief shall be filed by 26 July 1999;
  3. The Appellant may file a Reply by 10 August 1999.


Done in both English and French, the English text being authoritative.


Mohamed Shahabuddeen

Dated this seventeenth day of May 1999
At The Hague,
The Netherlands.

[Seal of the Tribunal]