Case No. IT-02-54-T

IN THE TRIAL CHAMBER

Before:
Judge Richard May, Presiding
Judge Patrick Robinson
Judge O-Gon Kwon

Registrar:
Mr. Hans Holthuis

Decision:
23 September 2003

PROSECUTOR

v.

SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC

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SEVENTH DECISION ON APPLICATIONS PURSUANT TO RULE 54bis OF PROSECUTION AND SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO

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Office of the Prosecutor:

Mr. Geoffrey Nice
Ms. Hildergaard Uertz-Retzlaff
Mr. Dermot Groome

Amici Curiae:

Mr. Steven Kay
Mr. Branislav Tapuskovic
Mr. Timothy McCormack

Government of Serbia and Montenegro: The Accused:

Mr. Vladimir Deric Mr. Slobodan Milosevic

 

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"),

BEING SEISED of a Submission of Serbia and Montenegro pursuant to the Trial Chamberís "Fifth Decision on Applications pursuant to Rule 54bis of Prosecution and Serbia and Montenegro" dated 15 September 2003, filed by the Government of Serbia and Montenegro ("Serbia and Montenegro") on 22 September 2003, requesting an extension of time within which to comply with paragraph three of the Trial Chamberís Fifth Decision on Applications pursuant to Rule 54bis of Prosecution and Serbia and Montenegro, issued 15 September 2003 ("Fifth Decision"),

CONSIDERING Serbia and Montenegroís past cooperation with the Trial Chamber with respect to the instant proceedings and that Serbia and Montenegroís request for an extension is reasonable and should be granted,

CONSIDERING the provisions of Rule 54bis of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence ("Rules") and the jurisprudence of the International Tribunal concerning the obligation of States to provide assistance,1

PURSUANT to Article 29 of the Statute of the International Tribunal and Rule 54bis of the Rules,

HEREBY ORDERS the following:

(1) Serbia and Montenegroís request to extend the time for its compliance with paragraph three of the Fifth Decision is GRANTED; and

(2) Serbia and Montenegro shall comply with paragraph three of the Fifth Decision within four weeks from the date of the Fifth Decision.

 

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

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Richard May
Presiding

Dated this 23rd day of September 2003
At The Hague
The Netherlands

[ Seal of the Tribunal]


1. See, e.g., Prosecutor v. Tihomir Blaskic, Judgement on the Request of the Republic of Croatia for Review of Trial Chamber II of 18 July 1997, Appeals Chamber, Case No. IT-95-14-A R108 bis (29 October 1997), para. 26 (stating that Article 29 grants International Tribunal "the novel and indeed unique power . . . to issue orders to sovereign States").