Before: Judge Patricia Wald, Pre-Appeal Judge

Registrar: Mr. Hans Holthuis

Order of: 3 April 2001







Counsel for the Prosecutor:

Mr. Upawansa Yapa

Counsel for the Defence:

Mr. Ranko Radovic, Mr. Tomislav Pasaric for Zoran Kupreškic
Ms. Jadranka Slokovic-Glumac, Ms. Desanka Vranjican for Mirjan Kupreskic
Mr. Anthony Abell, Mr. John Livingston for Vlatko Kupreskic
Mr. Luka Šušak, Ms. Goranka Herljevic for Drago Josipovic
Mr. Petar Pavkovic, Mr. Mirko Vrdoljak for Vladimir Šantic


I, PATRICIA WALD, Judge 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 ("the International Tribunal"),

HAVING BEEN APPOINTED as pre-appeal Judge in this matter by virtue of an order of the Appeals Chamber dated 14 March 2001;

NOTING that the Trial Chamber Judgement in this case was rendered on 14 January 2000;

NOTING that Notices of Appeal were filed pursuant to Rule 108 of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence of the International Tribunal (“the Rules”) by Vladimir Šantic on 24 January 2000, by Drago Josipovic on 26 January 2000, by Vlatko Kupreškic on 26 January 2000, by Zoran Kupreškic on 27 January 2000, by Mirjan Kupreškic on 28 January 2000 and by the Office of the Prosecutor on 31 January 2000;

NOTING that sub-Rule 65bis(B) of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence requires "the Appeals Chamber or an Appeals Chamber judge" to "convene a status conference, within one hundred and twenty days of the filing of a notice of appeal and thereafter within one hundred and twenty days after the last status conference, to allow any person in custody pending appeal the opportunity to raise issues in relation thereto, including the mental and physical condition of that person";

CONSIDERING that Drago Josipovic, Mirjan Kupreškic, Vlatko Kupreškic, Zoran Kupreškic and Vladimir Šantic currently are in detention at the United Nations Detention Unit in The Hague pending the hearing of the appeal;

CONSIDERING FURTHER that the last Status Conference pursuant to sub-Rule 65bis(B) of the Rules was held on 13 December 2000;

PURSUANT TO sub-Rule 65bis(B) of the Rules;


  1. A Status Conference shall be held before Judge Patricia Wald on Tuesday, 10 April 2001 at 16.00 hours for those Appellants and their counsel who wish to attend;
  2. All Appellants shall by Friday, 6 April 2001 file a notice indicating whether they intend to appear at the Status Conference.


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

Judge Patricia Wald
Pre-Appeal Judge

Dated this 3rd day of April 2001
At The Hague,
The Netherlands.

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