Tribunal Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia

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1 Tuesday, 14 March 2006

2 [Open session]

3 --- Upon commencing at 9.03 a.m.

4 JUDGE ROBINSON: The Chamber has been advised of the death of the

5 accused, Slobodan Milosevic. We express our regret at his passing. We

6 also regret that his untimely death has deprived not only him but indeed

7 all interested parties of a judgement upon the allegations in the

8 indictment. His death terminates these proceedings.

9 We express our thanks to all those who participated in these long

10 and difficult proceedings over the past four years and who contributed to

11 the Chamber's consideration of the many issues that arose during the

12 trial. In this regard, I mention the Prosecutor and her team, counsel

13 assigned to the accused, the amici curiae, the legal associates of

14 Mr. Milosevic, the pro se liaison officers, the Registry officials, the

15 Victims and Witnesses Section, the interpreters, the translators, the

16 court reporters, and the technical support staff.

17 The Chamber also wishes to express its gratitude to the many

18 Prosecution and Defence witnesses who gave evidence in this case.

19 An order will be issued shortly terminating the proceedings.

20 The hearing is adjourned.

21 --- Whereupon the hearing adjourned at 9.06 a.m.