Case: IT-98-33-A


Judge David Hunt, Pre-Appeal Judge

Mr Hans Holthuis

Order of:
1 May 2003

Radislav KRSTIC




Counsel for the Prosecution:

Mr Norman Farrell
Mr Mathias Marcussen

Counsel for the Appellant:

Mr Nenad Petrusic
Mr Norman Sepenuk


I, Judge David Hunt, Pre-Appeal Judge in this appeal,

NOTING the "Defence Appeal Brief Concerning Rule 68 Violations", filed confidentially on 10 April 2003 ("Defence Motion");

BEING SEISED OF an "Extremely Urgent Motion for Extension of Time" ("Motion for Extension of Time"), filed by the Prosecution on 1 May 2003, whereby it seeks an extension of time in which to file its Response to the Defence Motion;

NOTING that the Prosecution says that it has underestimated the time needed to undertake the extensive legal research required to address the present matter fully;1

NOTING the Scheduling Order of 22 April 2003 in which the Appeals Chamber ordered the Prosecution to respond to the Defence Motion no later than 1 May 2003 and invited the Prosecution to pay particular attention when doing so to the issue of prejudice in relation to alleged violations of Rule 68 of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence;2

CONSIDERING that the number of issues to be dealt with in the Response, including the question of prejudice, may require additional time for the Prosecution to adequately address these matters;

CONSIDERING also that the Defence has said that it does not object to the extension of time being granted;3

CONSIDERING that good cause has been shown;

HEREBY GRANT LEAVE to the Prosecution to file its Response no later than 8 May 2003.


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

Done this 1st of May 2003,
At The Hague,
The Netherlands.

Judge David Hunt
Pre-Appeal Judge

[Seal of the Tribunal]

1. Motion for Extension of Time, par 2.
2. Page 2.
3. Motion for Extension of Time, par 7.