Release of the Report into Zdravko Tolimir’s Death

The Hague
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The President of the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (“Mechanism”), Judge Theodor Meron, today filed the report of the internal inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the death of Zdravko Tolimir in the United Nations Detention Unit on 8 February 2016.  The inquiry was ordered on 9 February 2016, and was undertaken by Judge Vagn Joensen, a Judge of the Mechanism and the former President of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.

Pursuant to Rule 85 of the Mechanism’s Rules of Procedure and Evidence, President Meron also transmitted the report to the President of the United Nations Security Council.