1 Monday, 27 August 2007
2 [Status Conference]
3 [Open session]
4 [The appellant entered court]
5 --- Upon commencing at 7.58 a.m.
6 JUDGE LUI: Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. First of all, may
7 I have the appearances, please.
8 For the Prosecution first.
9 MS. BRADY: Good morning, Your Honour. Helen Brady appearing on
10 behalf of the Prosecution, with Nicole Lewis and our case manager,
11 Ms. Lourdes Galicia.
12 JUDGE LUI: Thank you very much.
13 And for the Defence.
14 MR. JOVANOVIC: [Interpretation] Good morning, Your Honour. My
15 name is Zoran Jovanovic, attorney-at-law, appearing on behalf of the
16 accused, Dragan Zelenovic. Thank you.
17 JUDGE LUI: You may sit down, please.
18 Well, Mr. Zelenovic, can you follow the proceedings in a language
19 that you could understand?
20 THE APPELLANT: [Interpretation] Yes.
21 JUDGE LUI: Thank you. If there's any problem, please let me
22 know. You may sit down now.
23 This is a Status Conference in accordance with the Rule 65 bis.
24 The purposes of this Status Conference are to allow the appellant to
25 express concerns relating to the appeal, detention conditions, and his
1 health, and also to update the appellant with respect of the status of the
3 As for the proceeding of this case, the Defence filed a Defence
4 notice for leave to appeal the sentencing judgement on the 27th April
5 2007. In the Scheduling Order of 24th July 2007, the pre-appeal Judge
6 confirmed that this filing constitute the notice of appeal required under
7 Rule 108 of the Rules. The Defence filed their Defence appeal of
8 sentencing judgement on 25 May 2007. The Prosecution response brief was
9 filed confidentially on the 25th June 2007; the public version was filed
10 on the 3rd July 2007. The Defence reply to Prosecution response brief was
11 filed on the 3rd July 2007; therefore, the pleadings are complete.
12 Of course there is still one pending motion, that is Prosecution's
13 motion to strike portions of appellant's reply was filed confidentially on
14 the 18th July 2007, and the Defence response to Prosecution's motion to
15 strike portions of appellant's reply was filed confidentially on the 31st
16 July 2007.
17 The decision concerning with this motion is being prepared and
18 will be rendered in the due course.
19 Mrs. Brady, are there any matters that you would like to bring to
20 the attention of me?
21 MS. BRADY: No, nothing on behalf of the Prosecution, Your Honour.
22 JUDGE LUI: Thank you very much.
23 Mr. Jovanovic, how about on your part?
24 MR. JOVANOVIC: [Interpretation] No, Your Honour, the Defence has
25 no issues to address at this Status Conference. As to the health status
1 of the accused, Mr. Dragan Zelenovic, he is still not well, but these are
2 the health problems pointed out by the Defence previously and the
3 Detention Unit's physician submitted its own report during the
4 proceedings. Therefore, there are no news regarding that and there are no
5 other issues on the part of the Defence at this moment. Thank you.
6 JUDGE LUI: Well, what do you mean that his health is not so well
7 and -- has he been taken care of?
8 MR. JOVANOVIC: [Interpretation] Yes, Your Honour. During the
9 trial, the Defence was in permanent contact with the physician of the
10 Detention Unit because of the health problems. A report was produced by
11 that physician introduced to the Trial Chamber and the problems mentioned
12 in that report remain. However, he has received appropriate care and we
13 have no objections as to the care he has been receiving at the Detention
15 JUDGE LUI: Thank you very much.
16 Mr. Zelenovic, do you have anything to complain during your
18 THE APPELLANT: [Interpretation] No, Your Honour.
19 JUDGE LUI: How about your health?
20 THE APPELLANT: [Interpretation] Well, it is not well. I am taking
21 my medication and all, but it doesn't seem to be helping. I'm still being
22 taken to the Bronovo Hospital for testing.
23 JUDGE LUI: Well, I believe that you have to take care by yourself
24 during these, you know, proceedings and if there's any problems, please do
25 not hesitate to let the doctors know about it.
1 THE APPELLANT: [Interpretation] Yes.
2 JUDGE LUI: Thank you very much.
3 Well, at this stage it is too early to predict when we'll hold an
4 appeal hearing, but it will be held in the not-too-distant future. In the
5 event the Appeals Chamber will inform the parties once it is sure of the
6 exact date. Are there any other matters that the parties would like to
7 say at this moment?
8 MS. BRADY: No, Your Honour.
9 JUDGE LUI: Thank you.
10 MR. JOVANOVIC: [Interpretation] No, Your Honour. Thank you.
11 JUDGE LUI: Thank you very much.
12 Well, I believe that's all for this Status Conference and the
13 hearing is adjourned.
14 --- Whereupon the Status Conference
15 adjourned at 8.06 a.m.