United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Judge Graciela Susana Gatti Santana of Uruguay as President of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (the Mechanism) for a term commencing on 1 July 2022. The decision was made after consulting the President of the Security Council and the judges of the Mechanism.
The Security Council today re-appointed Serge Brammertz of Belgium as Prosecutor of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals for a term beginning on 1 July 2022 and ending on 30 June 2024.
Following the death of Judge Antônio Cançado Trindade of the International Court of Justice on 29 May, the Security Council today set the date for an election to fill this vacancy.
Outlining a four-pronged new investigation strategy to the Security Council today, the top prosecutor of the International Criminal Court pledged his commitment to delivering justice against crimes committed in Libya.
The Security Council requested the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals today to submit, by 14 April 2022, a report on its work progress since June 2020, including detailed schedules for the ongoing proceedings, as well as factors related to projected completion dates for the remaining cases.
Note: A complete summary of today's meetings of the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization will be published in the afternoon of Thursday, 4 March.
The Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization opened its 2022 session today with delegates debating questions related to sanctions, working methods and the peaceful settlement of disputes.
While Sudan remains at a delicate stage of its political transition following its 2018 popular uprising and an October 2021 military coup, accelerated cooperation with the International Criminal Court is the only viable path to ensuring long-delayed justice for the survivors of crimes against humanity in Darfur, the body’s top prosecutor told the Security Council today.