Delivering Judgments on Three Cases, Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals Closer to Fulfilling Its Work, President Tells Security Council

13 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 — has delivered judgments on three cases on schedule, diminishing its active caseload and demonstrating its intention to complete its functions efficiently and effectively, its President told the Security Council today.

Those Who Commit Atrocity Crimes will ‘Ultimately be Brought to Justice’, Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals Head Tells Security Council

8 Jun

The final judgement against Ratko Mladić by the Appeals Chamber of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT) is proof that perpetrators of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity will — sooner or later — face justice, no matter who they might be, the President of the Mechanism told the Security Council today.

General Assembly Adopts Resolution Outlining Terms for Negotiating Cybercrime Treaty amid Concerns over ‘Rushed’ Vote at Expense of Further Consultations

26 May

On the heels of early consultations that many delegates described as being rife with challenges, the General Assembly today adopted a resolution laying out next steps for multilateral negotiations to draft a landmark global treaty against the rising threat of cybercrime.

Special Committee on United Nations Charter Adopts Draft Report, Sends Proposals to General Assembly, Concluding Session

24 Feb

The Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on Strengthening the Role of the Organization adopted its 2021 draft report today, concluding its annual session and sending a package of recommendations to the General Assembly.

Delegations Differ over Sanctions amid Growing Concerns over Humanitarian Impact, as Special Committee on United Nations Charter Begins 2021 Session

16 Feb

Amid growing concerns over unilateral coercive measures and their unintended humanitarian consequences, several delegations stressed today that sanctions remain a relevant tool for the maintenance of international peace and security, as the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization opened its 2021 session.