Case No.: IT-02-54-T

IN THE TRIAL CHAMBER

Before:
Judge Patrick Robinson, Presiding
Judge O-Gon Kwon
Judge Iain Bonomy

Registrar:
Mr. Hans Holthuis

Order of:
28 February 2005

PROSECUTOR

v.

SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC

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ORDER UNDER RULE 15 bis TO SIT IN THE ABSENCE OF A JUDGE

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Office of the Prosecutor:

Ms. Carla Del Ponte
Mr. Geoffrey Nice

The Accused:

Mr. Slobodan Milosevic

Court Assigned Counsel:

Mr. Steven Kay, QC
Ms. Gillian Higgins

Amicus Curiae:

Prof. Timothy McCormack

 

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"),

HAVING ORDERED orally that the Trial Chamber would, on 24 February 2005, in the interests of justice, sit in the absence of Judge Bonomy, in accordance with the provisions of Rule 15 bis (A) of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence of the International Tribunal ("Rules"),

NOTING the provisions of Rule 15 bis (A) of the Rules, which provide as follows:

(A) If

(i) a Judge is, for illness or other urgent personal reasons, or for reasons of authorised Tribunal business, unable to continue sitting in a part-heard case for a period which is likely to be of short duration, and

(ii) the remaining Judges of the Chamber are satisfied that it is in the interests of justice to do so,

those remaining Judges of the Chamber may order that the hearing of the case continue in the absence of that Judge for a period of not more than five working days.

PURSUANT TO Rule 15 bis of the Rules,

HEREBY CONFIRMS the Trial Chamberís ruling to sit in the absence of Judge Bonomy for the court session on 24 February 2005.

 

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

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Judge Robinson
Presiding

Dated this twenty-eighth day of February 2005
At The Hague
The Netherlands

[Seal of the Tribunal]