Thursday, June 5, 2008

U.N. War Crimes Tribunals

The Presidents and Ictr_presidentIcty_presidentProsecutors for the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) have asked the U.N. Security Council for support in pressuring Serbia and Rwanda to do more to find the most-wanted fugitives.  Read more here.

The ICTY and ICTR were established under Chapter VII of the United Nations Icty_prosecutor_3 Charter, which is the Chapter dealing with the powers of the U.N. Security Council to act with respect to threats to peace, breaches of the peace, and acts of aggression.

Hat tip to Cranston Knight.  Photos courtesy of the United Nations,

(mew)

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