Friday, September 14, 2007

ICTY/ICTR: Del Ponte's Term Extended, Jallow Reappointed

By a resolution passed today, the Security Council extended ICTY Prosecutor Carla Del Ponte's appointment through the end of the year. Her term was previously scheduled to end on September 15. As previously reported, Serge Brammertz, a Belgian national who leads the United Nations International Independent Investigation Commission (the Hariri inquiry) and was, until his resignation in June, the Deputy Prosecutor for Investigations of the International Criminal Court, is slated to replace Del Ponte once his work with the Commission is completed later this year. Brammertz's appointment, which requires Security Council authorization, has not yet been made official though. Today, as well, the Council, in a separate resolution, reappointed Hassan Bubacar Jallow, prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, for a four-year term.