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" " Srebrenica-Drina Corps, Prosecutor v. Krstic, Further Order for a Witness to Appear (2), IT-98-33 (ICTY TC, Mar. 13, 2001)

IN THE TRIAL CHAMBER

Before:
Judge Almiro Rodrigues, Presiding
Judge Fouad Riad
Judge Patricia Wald

Registrar:
Mr. Hans Holthuis

Decision of:
13 March 2001

THE PROSECUTOR

v.

RADISLAV KRSTIC

 _________________________________________________

FURTHER ORDER FOR A WITNESS TO APPEAR (2)

_________________________________________________

The Office of the Prosecutor:

Mr. Mark Harmon

Defence Counsel:

Mr. Nenad Petrusic
Mr. Tomislav Visnjic

TRIAL CHAMBER I (hereinafter "the 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 (hereinafter "the Tribunal"),

NOTING Articles 20, 22 and 29 of the Statute and Rules 54, 75, 90 and 98 of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence of the Tribunal,

NOTING the Trial Chamber’s Order of 15 December 2000 summoning General Enver Hadzihasanovic as a witness of the Trial Chamber,

NOTING the Trial Chamber’s Decision of 15 January 2001 adjourning the trial and the Scheduling Order dated 20 February 2001,

CONSIDERING that the witness has indicated that he is available to come to testify,

FOR THE FOREGOING REASONS,

ORDERS General Hadzihasanovic to appear before the Trial Chamber on 6 April 2001 at 09:20 hours to be heard there as a witness (hereinafter "the Witness") and CALLS UPON the competent authorities of the Republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina to take all measures for the appearance of the witness,

INVITES the Registrar of the Tribunal, in concert with the Victims and Witnesses Section if necessary, to take all the necessary measures to guarantee that the Witness appears,

RECALLS that the Witness shall first make a spontaneous statement and that although he may use notes he may not read out a pre-drafted statement; and INVITES the Witness to note that his spontaneous statement should not exceed two hours insofar as is possible and that each party shall then have approximately one hour to put their questions,

ORDERS that the scope of the questions put by the Prosecutor and the Defence be limited to the scope of the Witness’ initial statement with the Trial Chamber reserving the right to rule on any possible dispute in this connection,

AUTHORISES the Witness to inform the Judges when the information sought is totally or partially confidential,

INVITES the Registrar to transmit a copy of this Order to the Embassy of the Republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina as soon as is practicable and, where necessary, to all authorities in a position to facilitate the appearance of the Witness.

 

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

Done this thirteenth day of March 2001
At The Hague
The Netherlands

(signed)
___________
Almiro Rodrigues
Presiding Judge

   

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