On Thursday, 20 February 2020, the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (Mechanism) received a visit from the newly appointed Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany (Germany) to the United Republic of Tanzania, Her Excellency  Ambassador Regine Hess, at the premises of the Mechanism’s Arusha branch.

Prosecutor Serge Brammertz warmly welcomed Ambassador Hess and provided an overview of the functions of his Office and the  Mechanism’s overall mandate. He expressed the Mechanism’s gratitude to the Government of Germany for its continued support to the work of the Mechanism. The Ambassador  then met with representatives from the other organs of the Mechanism.

Ambassador Hess thanked Prosecutor Brammertz and the Mechanism’s other representatives for their hospitality, the information provided, and reiterated the Government of Germany’s full support to the important work of the Mechanism.

As part of her visit, Ambassador Hess was given a tour of the Courtroom, the Archives, and the Library of the Mechanism.