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:
12 January 2004

PROSECUTOR

v.

SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC

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DECISION ON CONFIDENTIAL PROSECUTION REQUEST FOR PERMISSION TO CALL WITNESS B-248

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Office of the Prosecutor:

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

Amici Curiae:

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

The Accused:

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 confidential "Prosecutionís Request for Permission to Call Witness B-248 and Notice of Intention to Seek Admission of a Statement of B-1731 Pursuant to Rule 89(F)", filed by the Office of the Prosecutor ("Prosecution") on 24 December 2003 ("Motion"), requesting, inter alia, leave to add Witness B-248 to the Prosecutionís list of witnesses,

NOTING the Trial Chamberís "Decision on Prosecutionís Fourth Omnibus Motion for Leave to Amend the Witness List and Request for Protective Measures", issued 21 November 2003,

CONSIDERING the Trial Chamberís ruling subsequent to the filing of the Prosecutionís pre-trial material for the Croatia and Bosnia part of these proceedings that it would only allow the admission of additional material by the Prosecution on good cause being shown,1

CONSIDERING that (1) the relevance of the testimony that Witness B-248 would give has only recently become apparent due to continued interviews with Witness B-248 and the production of documentation by a State; (2) the testimony of Witness B-248 would most likely be of significant importance to these proceedings; and (3) the Trial Chamber is thus satisfied that the Prosecution has shown good cause,

PURSUANT to Rule 54 of the Rules,

HEREBY ORDERS that Witness B-248 may be added to the Prosecutionís list of witnesses.

 

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

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Richard May
Presiding

Dated this twelfth day of January 2004
At The Hague
The Netherlands

[Seal of the Tribunal]


1. Prosecutor v. Slobodan Milosevic, Case No. IT-02-54-T, "Decision on Prosecution Request for Agreement of Trial Chamber to Amended Schedule of Filings", 18 April 2002, at page 3.