The Registry provides administrative, legal, policy and diplomatic support services to both branches of the Mechanism. The Registry’s main duties include both substantive and administrative functions
Among its substantive functions, the Registry is responsible for court support services for Chambers, Prosecution and Defence; witness support and protection; managing the UN detention facilities in Arusha and The Hague; monitoring and enforcement of sentences; relocation of ICTR acquitted or released persons; assistance to national jurisdictions, and preservation of and access to ICTR, ICTY and Mechanism archives.
Among its administrative functions, the Registry is responsible for translation, travel, human resources and administrative assistance to all Mechanism organs as well as for maintaining an external relations function at both branches. It is also responsible for the preparation and administration of the budget and presentation of the budget to UN member states.
The Registrar, who is present at either branch of the Mechanism, serves as the head of the Registry. As provided in the Mechanism Statute, the Registry also consists of an officer in charge at the seat of each branch of the Mechanism, as well as other qualified staff appointed by the Secretary-General on the recommendation of the Registrar.