MLADIC AGAIN ASKS THE JUDGES TO ADJOURN HIS TRIAL FOR SIX MONTHS
Less than two days before the beginning of the trial Ratko Mladic’s defense submitted a new motion to adjourn the trial for six months. At the Tribunal, preparations are underway to open the trial on Wednesday morning, 16 May 2012
As Ratko Mladic’s defense awaits the ruling of Tribunal’s President on its motion to disqualify Judge Orie and suspend the proceedings, tonight it presented Judge Orie’s Chamber with yet another motion seeking the adjournment of the trial for six months. This is the sixth motion Mladic’s defense has submitted, citing the purported drastic delays in disclosure by the prosecution. Alternatively, the defense wants the Trial Chamber to prohibit the prosecution from calling witnesses whose evidence has not been disclosed on time or to tender into evidence documents and other materials disclosed with delay.
The Tribunal’s President, who spent the whole day today at the appellate hearing of the Croatian generals charged with crimes in Operation Storm, has yet to rule on the motion to disqualify the presiding judge filed by Mladic’s defense on Friday afternoon. In the meantime, the Tribunal’s staff has been busy with the routine preparations for the trial of the former Bosnian Serb army commander, scheduled to start on Wednesday, 16 May 2012 at 9am.
- Case : Mladic
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- 2012-05-04 MLADIC TRIAL WILL NOT BE POSTPONED
- 2012-05-15 MLADIC’S MOTION TO DISQUALIFY JUDGE ORIE DENIED
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