IN THE TRIAL CHAMBER
Judge Adolphus G. Karibi-Whyte, Presiding
Judge Elizabeth Odio Benito
Judge Saad Saood Jan
Mrs. Dorothee de Sampayo Garrido-Nijgh
17 March 1997
ZDRAVKO MUCIC also known as "PAVO"
ESAD LANDZO also known as "ZENGA"
ORDER ON THE REQUEST BY DEFENCE COUNSEL FOR ZDRAVKO MUCIC FOR ASSIGNMENT OF A NEW CO-COUNSEL
The Office of the Prosecutor
Mr. Eric Ostberg
Mr. Guiliano Turone
Ms. Teresa McHenry
Ms. Elles van Duschotten
Counsel for the Accused
Mr. Branislav Tapuskovic
THIS TRIAL 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 written request (the "Request"), (Official Record at Registry Page ("RP") D3039 - 3041) by Mr. Branislav Tapuskovic, counsel for the accused Zdravko Mucic, for Mr. Michael Greaves, attorney from Great Britain, to be appointed to replace Ms. Mira Tapuskovic as his co-counsel;
CONSIDERING that Mr. Tapuskovic states, in the Request, that the accused Zdravko Mucic requested that an attorney experienced in Anglo-Saxon law be involved in his defence;
CONSIDERING that Mr. Tapuskovic states that Zdravko Mucic has given his consent for the appointment of Mr. Michael Greaves as co-counsel;
CONSIDERING that the trial of Zdravko Mucic commenced on 10 March 1997, and that pursuant to Article 21(4)(c) of the Statute of the International Tribunal the accused has a right to be tried without undue delay;
CONSIDERING that it appears from the Request that Mr. Tapuskovic has so structured his conduct of the Defence for Zdravko Mucic that the appointment of Mr. Greaves will not cause any delay in the proceedings, in particular, in relation to the examination of witnesses;
CONSIDERING that the accused has a right, guaranteed by Article 21(4)(d) of the Statute of the International Tribunal, to defend himself in person or through legal assistance of his choosing;
FOR THESE REASONS AND PURSUANT TO Article 21 of the Statute of the International Tribunal, Rule 45 of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence and Article 20(A) of the Directive on Assignment of Defence Counsel,
HEREBY GRANTS the Request and DIRECTS the Registrar of the International Tribunal to withdraw the assignment of Ms. Mira Tapuskovic as co-counsel for Zdravko Mucic and to assign Mr. Michael Greaves to replace her without delay.
Done in English and in French, the English text being authoritative.
Adolphus Godwin Karibi-Whyte
Dated this seventeenth day of March 1997
At The Hague
[Seal of the Tribunal]