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

Order of:
23 January 2004

PROSECUTOR

v.

SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC

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ORDER ON TIMETABLE FOR THE MOTION FOR JUDGMENT OF ACQUITTAL

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The Office of the Prosecutor

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

Amicus Curiae

Mr. Steven Kay
Mr. Branislav Tapuskovic
Prof. Timothy L. H. 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"),

Proprio motu

CONSIDERING the "Order on Amici Curiae Request Concerning the Manner of Their Future Engagement and Procedural Directions Under Rule 98 bis", issued by the Trial Chamber on 27 June 2003, in which we ordered, inter alia, that "the amici curiae may submit a Motion pursuant to Rule 98 bis within seven days of the close of the Prosecution case",

NOTING the "Decision on the Interlocutory Appeal by the Amici Curiae Against the Trial Chamber Order Concerning the Presentation and Preparation of the Defence Case", (1) in which the Appeals Chamber upheld the Trial Chamberís ruling that the "trial will be adjourned for three months between the close of the Prosecution case and the commencement of the Defence case to facilitate the Accused in the preparation of his case",(2)

CONSIDERING that it would now be appropriate to set a full timetable for submissions in respect concerning the Motion pursuant to Rule 98 bis of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence of the International Tribunal ("Rules"),

PURSUANT TO Rules 98 bis and 126 bis of the Rules,

ORDERS AS FOLLOWS:

  1. The Amici Curiae may, as previously ordered, submit a Motion pursuant to Rule 98 bis within seven days of the close of the Prosecution case;

  2. The Accused may, within seven days of the close of the Prosecution case, file a Motion pursuant to Rule 98 bis; and

  3. The Prosecution shall, within fourteen days, file any response to a Motion which has been filed pursuant to Rule 98 bis;

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

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Richard May
Presiding

Dated this twenty-third day of January 2004
At The Hague
The Netherlands

[Seal of the Tribunal]


1. IT-02-54-AR73.6, 20 January 2004.
2. "Order Concerning the Preparation and Presentation of the Defence Case", 17 September 2003.