Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) wish to clarify that the United Nations Detention Unit (UNDU) has not been affected in any way by the fire that broke out on Thursday, 15 June 2017 in the early hours of the morning at the premises of Penitentiary Institution Haaglanden in Scheveningen. The fire took place in a different part of the prison complex and the cause has not been determined as of yet. Police are now investigating this unfortunate incident. The ICTY and MICT will continue to closely monitor the developments.
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The International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (Mechanism) was established by UN Security Council Resolution 1966 (2010) to complete the remaining work of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia after the completion of their respective mandates. The Mechanism has two branches, one in Arusha, Tanzania, and one in The Hague, Netherlands.