- Title: YUGOSLAVIA: MINISTERS PASS DECREE ON COOPERATION WITH U.N. WAR CRIMES TRIBUNAL
- Date: 25th June 2001
- Summary: (U5) BELGRADE, YUGOSLAVIA (JUNE 23, 2001) (REUTERS) 1. MV YUGOSLAV DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER MIROLJUB LABUS ENTERING NEWS CONFERENCE; SLV STAGE (2 SHOTS) 0.16 2. SOUNDBITE (Serbian) MIROLJUB LABUS, YUGOSLAV DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER SPEAKING SAYING "At the government session we adopted procedure on co-operation with the international tribunal in Hague." 0.24 3. MV PRESS CONFERENCE 0.29 4. SOUNDBITE (Serbian) MIROLJUB LABUS, YUGOSLAV DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER, SPEAKING SAYING "I signed the procedure, it will be published today and it will be enforced tomorrow. When will something be done, will depends on judiciary. I am not involved in the work of the judiciary, neither is the government, nor the justice minister." 0.50 5. SLV YUGOSLAV GOVERNMENT SESSION ARRIVALS WITH MIROLJUB LABUS SEATED WITH OFFICIALS (6 SHOTS) 1.18 6. SLV FORMER YUGOSLAV PRESIDENT SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC'S WIFE AND DAUGHTER, MIRJANA AND MARIJA LEAVING THE JAIL AFTER VISITING MILOSEVIC; MV POLICEMAN APPROACHING CAMERA, PREVENTING FURTHER FILMING (2 SHOTS) 1.29 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
- Embargoed: 10th July 2001 13:00
- Location: BELGRADE, YUGOSLAVIA
- Country: Yugoslavia
- Reuters ID: LVA5RLD9113SNGLC68IGHJWY5AW1
- Story Text: Yugoslav ministers passed a decree on co-operation with
the U.N. war crimes tribunal which is expected to allow
suspects such as ex-president Slobodan Milosevic to be handed
Yugoslav Deputy Prime Minister, Miroljub Labus said a
news conference the decree had been adopted at a cabinet
session on Sunday (June 23).
The decree had been passed by eight votes to one.
The dissenter was believed to be from the junior coalition
partner, who attended to record his party's opposition to the
measure which prompted all its other ministers to boycott the
session. All the party's ministers say they are ready to
Belgrade has been under Western pressure to show signs of
progress in its relations with the tribunal ahead of an
international donors' conference for Yugoslavia scheduled for
Friday of next week.
Reformers who have a majority in government resorted to
the decree after failing on Thursday to persuade the junior
partner, the Socialist People's Party of Montenegro, to back a
law in parliament regulating relations with the tribunal in
Reform leaders had said the decree would allow full
co-operation with the tribunal, including the handover of
suspects such as Milosevic who has been indicted on charges of
crimes against humanity for atrocities committed in Kosovo.
The text of the decree was not immediately available.
Tanjug said it regulated Yugoslavia's obligations stemming
from the U.N. Security Council resolution setting up the
tribunal and from the court's own statutes.
The decree would enter into force a day after it was
published in Yugoslavia's Official Gazette.
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