Saturday, December 13, 2008

ICTY/ICTR: Joint Completion Strategy Briefing of the Security Council

Yesterday, the Presidents and Prosecutors of the ICTY and the ICTR briefed the Security Council on their respective completion strategies, pursuant to resolution 1534 (2004). ICTY President Patrick Robinson's statement is here; ICTY Prosecutor Brammertz's statement is here; ICTR President Dennis Byron's statement and ICTR Prosecutor Hassan Jallow's statement are not yet available online. The UN's read-out of the Council meeting is here; the ICTY's press releases are here and here. The latest completion strategy reports have been issued as UN documents S/2008/726 (ICTR) and S/2008/729 (ICTY). The previous tribunal briefing took place in June.

In connection with yesterday's briefing, the Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 1849, which temporarily expands the number of ad litem judges at the ICTY to a maximum of sixteen at any one time.