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

Decision of:
18 August 2005

PROSECUTOR

v.

SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC

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ORDER ON ASSIGNED COUNSEL REQUEST FOR A TRIAL CHAMBER ORDER TO DISCLOSE TO THE ACCUSED VIDEO AND AUDIO RECORDINGS OF PROCEEDINGS

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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 ("the International Tribunal"),

BEING SEIZED OF an oral request by the Accused for access to video recordings of the entirety of these proceedings, and an "Assigned Counsel Request for a Trial Chamber Order to Disclose to the Accused Video and Audio Recordings of Proceedings", filed on 13 July 2005, in which Assigned Counsel seek, on behalf of the Accused, an order from the Trial Chamber for "disclosure to the Accused of recordings of all hearings to that time in both audio and video format",

NOTING the "Deputy Registrarís Submission Pursuant to Rule 33 (B) of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence on Disclosure of Video and Audio Recording of Proceedings", filed on 12 August 2005, in which he sets out the considerable resource implications involved in copying the requested material for the Accused and proposing a solution in relation to the request,

CONSIDERING that no legal impediment has been raised in relation to the provision of the requested material but that resource impediments exist,

HEREBY ORDERS the Accused to direct any further request for access to the requested material to the Registry for resolution.

 

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

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Judge Robinson
Presiding

Dated this eighteenth day of August 2005
At The Hague
The Netherlands

[Seal of the Tribunal]