Case No.: IT-98-34-T
BEFORE TRIAL CHAMBER I SECTION A
Judge Liu Daqun, Presiding
Judge Maureen Harding Clark
Judge Fatoumata Diarra
Mr. Hans Holthuis
25 October 2002
MLADEN NALETILIC aka "TUTA"
VINKO MARTINOVIC aka "STELA"
ORDER FOR FORENSIC EXAMINATION
The Office of the Prosecutor:
Mr. Kenneth Scott
Counsel for the Accused:
Mr. Kresimir Krsnik, for Mladen Naletilic
Mr. Branko Seric, for Vinko Martinovic
TRIAL CHAMBER I, SECTION A ("the 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 ("the Tribunal"),
NOTING the "Decision on the Admission of Exhibits Tendered During the Rebuttal Case", issued confidentially on 23 October 2002, whereby the Chamber ordered that exhibit P962 (the wooden rifle) be examined by an independent forensic expert and requested the Registry to elect such an expert;
CONSIDERING that this wood object which has been described as a wooden rifle is alleged to have been crafted in part of the former Yugoslavia in or around the month of September 1993 and to have been painted or stained a dark or black colour; that it is alleged that there was once a green strap attached to the gun and that this strap came off at one stage due to the looseness of retaining nails or screws;
PURSUANT to Rules 54 of the Rules of procedure and evidence,
HEREBY REQUESTS the forensic expert to examine the object in detail to establish whether such examination confirms or excludes manufacture and staining or painting in 1993 and the existence or otherwise of missing nails or screws and whether any evidence exists to exclude the rifle from the above description.
Done in both English and French, the English version being authoritative.
Dated this twenty-fifth day of October 2002,
At The Hague,
Judge Liu Daqun
[Seal of the Tribunal]