The Hague welcomes successor of Yugoslavia Tribunal

20th January 2011, Comments 3 comments


The city of The Hague is pleased with a UN Security Council decision to locate the successor of the Yugoslavia Tribunal ICTY in the city.

The Dutch foreign ministry and city council lobbied hard to win the allocation. Mayor of The Hague Jozias van Aartsen said, "The Security Council's choice reaffirms The Hague's position as the international city of peace and law." It is not yet known which building will be used, when the new organisation, the Residual Mechanism, starts work on 1 July 2013.

The remaining duties of the International Criminal Tribunal of former Yugoslavia to be taken over by the new international organisation will include taking over cases of people who have been tried by the tribunal in absentia, handling requests to review cases, and supervising sentencing and considering requests for clemency.

The new organisation will also manage the archives of the ICTY. The archives of the Nuremberg trials and the Special Court for Sierra Leone are also located in The Hague.

Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal welcomes the decision, "This means the Netherlands can make an important contribution to promoting international law and lasting peace in the Balkans."


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3 Comments To This Article

  • jill starr posted:

    on 29th January 2011, 01:40:29 - Reply

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  • jill starr posted:

    on 29th January 2011, 01:39:42 - Reply

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  • jill starr posted:

    on 29th January 2011, 01:38:52 - Reply

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