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Mechanism Statement on operations during COVID-19

Arusha, The Hague, 26 October 2020

Covid

Since the confirmation of the COVID-19 pandemic and its Statement on operations during COVID-19 of 19 March 2020, the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (‘Mechanism’) has continued to closely follow developments in…

 

Mechanism Principals’ Joint Statement: 75th Anniversary of the United Nations

Arusha, The Hague, 24 October 2020

Mechanism Principals’ Joint Statement: 75th Anniversary of the United Nations

As Principals of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (Mechanism), we are proud to join the international community in marking the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Charter of the United Nations (UN), and to celebrate the UN…

 

President Agius launches second cycle of Mechanism’s Inter-University Video Lecture Programme

The Hague, 22 October 2020

President Agius launches second cycle of Mechanism’s Inter-University Video Lecture Programme

Judge Carmel Agius, President of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (Mechanism), today launched the second cycle of the Mechanism’s Inter-University Video Lecture Programme (Programme) by delivering a lecture on the…

 

Start of trial in the Turinabo et al. contempt case: Practical information and case background

Arusha, 21 October 2020

Turinabo et al

The trial in the contempt case of Prosecutor v. Maximilien Turinabo et al. (MICT-18-116-T) before the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (Mechanism) will commence on Thursday, 22 October 2020 at 10 a.m. EAT and 9 a.m…

 

President Agius Presents Eighth Annual Report to UN General Assembly

Arusha, The Hague, 21 October 2020

IRMCT President Carmel Agius
IRMCT President Carmel Agius
President Carmel Agius today presented the eighth Annual Report of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (Mechanism) to the United Nations General Assembly. The President commenced by congratulating His Excellency Mr. Volkan…
 

Conclusion of witness testimony in the Stanišić and Simatović case

The Hague, 8 October 2020

Conclusion of witness testimony in the Stanišić and Simatović case

Today, at the Hague branch of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (Mechanism), a Trial Chamber composed of Judge Burton Hall (Presiding) of the Bahamas, Judge Joseph Masanche of Tanzania, and Judge Seon Ki Park of South…

 

The Mechanism Registrar meets with the President of the East African Court of Justice and the Arusha Regional Commissioner

Arusha, 24 September 2020

IRMCT Registrar, Mr. Abubacarr Tambadou and Dr. Emmanuel Ugirashebuja, President of the East African Court of Justice.
IRMCT Registrar, Mr. Abubacarr Tambadou and Dr. Emmanuel Ugirashebuja, President of the East African Court of Justice.

In the spirit of promoting greater collaboration and partnerships between the Arusha Branch of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (“Mechanism”) and other judicial institutions hosted in Arusha, United Republic of Tanzania…

 

Prosecutor on Mission to Kigali

Arusha, 3 September 2020

Prosecutor Serge Brammertz
Prosecutor Serge Brammertz
Mechanism Prosecutor Serge Brammertz visited Kigali from 25 August to 3 September 2020. This was the Prosecutor’s first visit to Kigali since the arrest of Félicien Kabuga on 16 May 2020.
 

Mechanism launches Unified Court Records database

Arusha, The Hague, 1 September 2020

UCR

The International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (Mechanism) today launched a new Unified Court Records database (UCR), which for the first time brings together all public judicial records of the International Criminal Tribunal for…

 

30 August marks the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

Arusha, The Hague, 1 September 2020

 International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

The conflicts in the former Yugoslavia led to the disappearance of over 35000 people. While approximately 25000 cases have been resolved, the families of over 10,000 missing persons are still searching for their loved ones, more than two decades…