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(a) The United Nations International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (“Mechanism”) maintains this web site (the “Site”) as a courtesy to those who may choose to access the Site (“Users”). The information presented herein is for informative purposes only. While the Mechanism cannot guarantee that there are no errors in its site, it endeavours, where appropriate, to correct those which are drawn to its attention.

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The Mechanism reserves the right to deny in its sole discretion any user access to this Site or any portion thereof without notice.

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