note that this is not a verbatim transcript of the Press Briefing. It is merely
ICTY Weekly Press
Date: 06 February 2002
Time: 11.15 a.m.
REGISTRY AND CHAMBERS
Jim Landale, Spokesman for Registry and Chambers, made the following statement:
First, you all
should have received Trial Chamber III’s Order on the Commencement of Trial
dated 4 February and the related press release. If for some reason you have
not, you can pick up a copy of both those documents after the briefing.
On 1 February,
a scheduling order was filed in the Halilovic case ordering that a status conference
to be held on Friday 12 April at 12.30 pm.
On 5 February,
a scheduling order in the Martinovic and Naletilic case was filed by Trial Chamber
I. The Trial Chamber ordered that:
1. The provisional
Defence filings pursuant to Rule 65 ter (G) of the Rules shall be filed with
the Chamber as of 1 March 2002. These filings shall comprise: A list of witnesses
with a summary of their respective testimony as well as an indication as to
which provision of the Rules could be relied upon to receive their evidence;
a separate list of expert witnesses with the indication as to when their report
was ready (or is meant to be ready) and when it was made available (or planned
to be made available) to the prosecution; a list of exhibits with a brief
description of their respective nature and contents;
2. The Pre-Defence
Conference shall be held on 20 March 2002, at a time and in a courtroom to
be indicated by the Registry;
3. The Defence
case shall commence on 25 March 2002, at a time and in a courtroom to be indicated
by the Registry;
pursuant to Rule 71 of the rules, if any, shall be taken at a later stage
of the Defence case, in accordance with and after further consultation of
Finally a reminder
that the Vasiljevic trial is due to resume on 13 February 2002.
Milosevic was seeing any lawyers at the moment, Landale replied that he was.
Mr. Ognjanovic was visiting Mr. Milosevic today, he said.
Mr. Milosevic’s wife had been visiting the Detention Unit, Landale replied
that she would be visiting for most of this week.
any other lawyers had asked to meet with Mr. Milosevic running up to the trial,
Landale replied that there had not been as far as he knew. He added that he
would look into it.
given that the Serbian Socialist Party had indicated that they would like
to attend the Milosevic trial, they needed to accredit themselves, Landale
replied that as far as he understood, the Tribunal had received an expression
of interest to attend the trial from Milosevic’s party. He added that there
was no formal accreditation procedure for this kind of request. It was a decision
to be taken at the discretion of the Registrar, given the limited space available
in the public gallery as to how those seats were filled above and beyond seats
that were set aside for media representatives.
any human rights organisations such as Human Rights Watch or Amnesty International
had requested to attend the trial and how they would go about getting seats,
Landale replied that he concentrated on the media aspect of seat allocation,
but he would look into it. Again it was the decision to be taken by the Registrar.
this would mean that those organisations would be allocated reserved seats,
Landale replied that he would have to check. He added that there was great
interest in the start of this trial, not just from the media but also from
diplomatic representatives and from other interested parties. There was limited
space available so a decision had to be taken as to how to fill those seats.
The Registrar would look at all of the applications and make a decision based
Mira Markovic had requested to attend the beginning of the trial, Landale
added that he was not aware of any request from her.
whether Mr. Milosevic had filed anything recently, Landale replied that he
had not as far as he was aware at this point.