IN THE APPEALS CHAMBER
Before: Judge David Hunt, Pre-Appeal Judge
Registrar: Mr Hans Holthuis
Order of: 13 December 2001
Zdravko MUCIC (aka "PAVO"), Hazim DELIC
and Esad LANDZO (aka "ZENGA")
ORDER ON MOTION BY HAZIM DELIC FOR EXTENSION OF TIME TO FILE HIS APPELLANT BRIEF
Counsel for the Office of the Prosecutor:
Mr. Norman Farrell
Counsel for the Defence:
Mr Tomislav Kuzmanovic and Mr Howard Morrison for Zdravko Mucic
Mr Salih Karabdic and Mr Tom Moran for Hazim Delic
Ms Cynthia Sinatra and Mr Peter Murphy for Esad Landzo
THE APPEALS 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 ("International Tribunal");
NOTING the Judgement issued by the Trial Chamber on 16 November 1998, which sentenced Hazim Delic to 20-year imprisonment;
NOTING the Judgement issued by the Appeals Chamber on 20 February 2001, which remanded the case to a Trial Chamber for re-sentencing;
NOTING the Judgement of 9 October 2001 issued by Trial Chamber III, which sentenced Hazim Delic to imprisonment for 18 years;
NOTING "Hazim Delicís Notice of Appeal", filed on 10 October 2001.
NOTING "Hazim Delicís First Motion for Extension of Time to File his Appellate Brief Following Remand for Re-Sentencing", filed on 3 December 2001.
NOTING Rule 111 of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence, which provides that the Appellantís brief of argument setting out the grounds of appeal and authorities shall be filed ninety days of the notice of appeal;
CONSIDERING that, pursuant to Rule 111 of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence, Delicís Appellant brief should be filed no latter than 10 January 2002;
CONSIDERING that, by reason of their later Notices of Appeal, the relevant time limit for the filing of the briefs of the two co-accused, Zdravko Mucic and Esad Landzo, falls on 15 January 2001;
CONSIDERING that the length of the extension of time is only five days and brings the filing time for all three appellants into line;
CONSIDERING that the grant of the extension of time sought by the Appellant will not delay the proceedings;
CONSIDERING that the Prosecution did not oppose the motion;
STRESSING, however, that other professional commitments of counsel should not have any bearing on the responsibilities of counsel towards their client and the Tribunal.
PURSUANT TO Rule 127 of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence,
HEREBY ORDERS AS FOLLOWS:
Done in English and French, the English version being authoritative.
Done this 13th day of December 2001,
At The Hague,
[Seal of the Tribunal]
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