IN THE TRIAL CHAMBER

Before:
Judge Patrick Robinson, Presiding
Judge Richard May
Judge Mohamed Fassi Fihri

Registrar:
Mr. Hans Holthuis

Order of:
15 May 2001

PROSECUTOR

v.

BLAGOJE SIMIC
MILAN SIMIC
MIROSLAV TADIC
SIMO ZARIC

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DECISION GRANTING LEAVE TO AMEND INDICTMENT
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The Office of the Prosecutor:

Mr. Peter McCloskey
Mr. Gramsci Di Fazio
Ms. Aisling Reidy

Counsel for the Accused:

Mr. Igor Pantelic, for Blagoje Simic
Mr. Slobodan Zecevic, for Milan Simic
Mr. Novak Lucic, for Miroslav Tadic
Mr. Borislav Pisarevic and Mr. Aleksander Lazarevic, for Simo Zaric

 

 

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 ("the International Tribunal"),

BEING SEISED of a "Prosecutorís Motion for Leave to Amend Indictment" filed by the Office of Prosecutor ("Prosecution") on 24 April 2001 ("the Motion"), seeking leave to amend the indictment pursuant to Rule 50 of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence ("Rules"), and attaching a "Third Amended Indictment" subsequently corrected by way of corrigendum filed by the Prosecution on 27 April 2001

NOTING the Orders for Filing of Motions issued by the Trial Chamber on 17 and 26 February 1998 providing that the parties have 14 days from the date of filing of a motion in which to file responses, if any,

NOTING that no response has been filed on behalf of any of the accused in this matter,

CONSIDERING the proposed amendments to the indictment and the reasons given in support thereof,

CONSIDERING that the amendments relate solely to the dismissal of counts and the deletion of charges of responsibility,

PURSUANT TO Rule 50 of the Rules

HEREBY GRANTS the Motion and accepts the filing of the Third Amended Indictment, as corrected.

 

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

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Patrick Robinson
Presiding

Dated this fifteenth day of May 2001
At The Hague
The Netherlands

 

[Seal of the Tribunal]