Friday, January 25, 2013

Pre-Trial Judge to hold Status Conference

Leidschendam, 25 January 2013 – The Pre-Trial Judge will hold a hearing on Wednesday 30 January as part of his duties to ensure preparation for trial.
The Status Conference, which will begin at 2:30 PM (Central European time), will be public; however, the Judge might decide to go into closed session during the course of the hearing if confidential matters need to be discussed.
Members of the media can contact the press office for accreditation at

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

STL condemns media reports on alleged witness identities

Leidschendam, 22 January 2013 – The STL condemns the recent media reports claiming to reveal the identities of individuals who may be called to testify before the STL as witnesses.
The Tribunal denounces in the strongest possible terms any attempts at witness intimidation. Publicly identifying individuals as potential STL witnesses may endanger these individuals whether or not they are linked to the Tribunal. Given these security concerns, the STL will not confirm whether the content of the news reports is accurate or not.
Any efforts by individuals or the media to disclose confidential material or to undermine the administration of justice are taken very seriously by the STL's four organs. Persons who disclose confidential information from the STL may be in direct contravention of judicial orders and be subject to judicial proceedings for contempt.