ICTY chief prosecutor to attend Nuremberg Trials conf in Moscow


ICTY chief prosecutor to attend Nuremberg Trials conf in Moscow

Источник: ITAR-TASS

Chief Prosecutor of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) Serge Brammertz will arrive on a three-day visit in Russia on Monday.

Brammertz will meet with the top officials of the Russian Foreign Ministry on Monday, Brammertz’s Special Adviser Frederick Swinnen said. The chief prosecutor will dwell on the ICTY current work and the strategy to complete its activities, as well as on the level of cooperation between the Hague Tribunal and the former Yugoslavian countries, Swinnen said.

Brammertz will deliver a report at the conference «The Nuremberg War Crime Trials: Historical and Legal Aspects» that will open in the Russian capital. The RAS General History Institute, the RAS Institute of State and Law and the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) under the Russian Foreign Ministry organized the conference.

The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia was established under UN Security Council Resolution №827 of May 25, 1993, for the persecution of the criminals responsible for blatant violations of the international humanitarian law in the former Yugoslavia since 1991. The Hague Tribunal held a constituent session on November 17, 1993. The Hague Tribunal tries the crimes committed in Croatia (1991–1995), Bosnia and Herzegovina (1992–1995), Kosovo (1998–1999), Macedonia (2001). The Hague Tribunal also tries such crimes as the breaches of the 1949 Geneva Conventions (violations of the laws and customs of war, genocide and crimes against humanity).

The Hague Tribunal consists of three Trial Chambers and one Appeals Chamber. There are 16 permanent judges and 12 ad litem judges who serve on the tribunal. They are elected for a four-year term by the UN General Assembly. The chief prosecutor is Serge Brammertz (Belgium, since January 1, 2008). The ICTY headquarters are situated in Hague.

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