IN THE TRIAL CHAMBER

Before:
Judge Patrick Robinson, Presiding
Judge Richard May
Judge Mohamed Fassi Fihri

Registrar:
Mr. Hans Holthuis

Order of:
27th June 2001

PROSECUTOR

v.

DUSKO SIKIRICA
DAMIR DOSEN
DRAGAN KOLUNDZIJA

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ORDER ON REQUEST FOR PROTECTIVE MEASURES

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The Office of the Prosecutor:

Mr. Dirk Ryneveld
Ms. Julia Baly
Mr. Daryl Mundis

Counsel for the Accused:

Mr. Veselin Londrovic and Mr. Michael Greaves, for Dusko Sikirica
Mr. Vladimir Petrovic and Mr. Goran Rodic, for Damir Dosen
Mr. Ivan Lawrence and Mr. Jovan Ostojic, for Dragan Kolundzija

 

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 SEISED of an oral request for particular protective measures made in court by the Defence for the accused Dusko Sikirica on 27 June 2001 ("the Request") in respect of the witness identified by the Defence in the Request,

HAVING HEARD the arguments of the parties in respect of the Request on 27 June 2001, with the Office of the Prosecutor expressing no objection thereto,

CONSIDERING that the relief requested by the Prosecution is appropriate for the privacy and protection of the witness but is still consistent with the rights of the accused,

HAVING GRANTED THE REQUEST orally on 27 June 2001,

PURSUANT TO Rule 75 of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence of the International Tribunal,

HEREBY CONFIRMS THE ORAL ORDER as follows:

(1) the pseudonym DA shall be used whenever referring to this witness in proceedings before the International Tribunal and in discussions among parties to the trial;

(2) the testimony of witness DA shall be given by means of facial and voice distortion;

(3) the name, address, whereabouts and other identifying information concerning witness DA shall be sealed and not included in any of the public records of the International Tribunal;

(4) to the extent the name of, or other identifying data concerning, witness DA is contained in existing public documents of the International Tribunal, that name and other identifying data shall be expunged from those documents;

(5) documents of the International Tribunal identifying witness DA shall not be disclosed to the public or the media; and

(6) the public and the media shall not photograph, video-record or sketch the protected witness while the witness is in the precincts of the International Tribunal.

 

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

___________________________
Patrick Robinson
Presiding

Dated this twenty-seventh day of June 2001
At The Hague
The Netherlands

[Seal of the Tribunal]

   

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