Monday, May 27, 2013
On Friday, May 24, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) commemorated the twentieth anniversary of the formation of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugosloavia (ICTY). The UNSC created the ICTY by way of UNSC Resolution 827 on May 25, 1993 to prosecute persons responsible for serious violations of international humanitarian law in the former Yugoslavia beginning in 1991. During its tenure, the ICTY has indicated 191 persons. For more information regarding the achievements of the ICTY, go to the ICTY website.
The ICTY's charter will expire in 2014. All residual work will be taken over by the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribuanls (MICT), which is also assuming responsibility for the remaining work of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.