Case No. IT-02-54-T

Prosecutor v. Slobodan Milosevic

DECISION

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THE DEPUTY REGISTRAR,

CONSIDERING the Statute of the Tribunal as adopted by the Security Council under Resolution 827 (1993), and in particular Article 21 thereof;

CONSIDERING the Rules of Procedure and Evidence as adopted by the Tribunal on 11 February 1994, as subsequently amended, and in particular Rules 44 and 45 thereof;

CONSIDERING the Directive on Assignment of Defence Counsel as adopted by the Tribunal on 28 July 1994, as subsequently amended;

CONSIDERING the Code of Professional Conduct for Counsel Appearing Before the International Tribunal (IT/125 REV.1)), and in particular Article 14 thereof;

CONSIDERING the Trial Chamberís oral Order of 2 September 2004, by which "[p]ursuant to the Chamberís decision to assign counsel, the Registrar is instructed to appoint counsel for the accused" and "should endeavour in the first instance to secure the appointment of Mr. Kay and Ms. Higgins";

NOTING that Mr. Steven Kay, QC, attorney at the Bar of England and Wales, was designated Amicus Curiae by the Registry to the present case on 30 October 2001;

NOTING that Ms. Gillian Higgins, attorney at the Bar of England and Wales, was appointed as Amicus Curiae by the Trial Chamber proprio motu in its "Order on Amici Curiae Request Concerning the Manner of their Future Engagement and Procedural Directions Under Rule 98bis" of 27 June 2003;

DECIDES to assign Mr. Steven Kay as lead counsel for the accused and Ms. Gillian Higgins as co-counsel for the accused effective as of the date of this decision.

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John Hocking
Deputy Registrar

Dated this Third day of September 2004
At The Hague
The Netherlands