International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals May Conclude Most Cases by May 2021, Its President Tells Security Council

14 Dec

The International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals — the judicial body that took over the remaining work of the two dedicated tribunals for war crimes committed in Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia — could conclude most of its pending caseload by the end of May next year, its President told the Security Council during a 14 December videoconference meeting.

As Africa Loses $50 Billion Annually to Illicit Financing, Greater Global Cooperation Key for ‘Silencing the Guns’ Deputy Secretary-General Tells African Union Meeting

10 Dec

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks at the high‑level meeting on “African Union Silencing the Guns Initiative – The Role of Illicit Financial Flows in Fuelling Instability in Africa” today:

Secretary-General Urges Use of Convention against Transnational Organized Crime to Strengthen Justice Responses, in Message for Twentieth Anniversary

13 Nov

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message to the ministerial event marking the twentieth anniversary of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, held today: