The Functions of the Mechanism
Tracking and Prosecution of Remaining Fugitives
Eight persons accused by the ICTR are still at large. Three are expected to be tried by the Mechanism, five by Rwanda.
The Mechanism may conduct retrials; appeals proceedings from ICTR, ICTY and MICT cases; trials for contempt and false testimony; and review proceedings.
Cases Referred to National Jurisdictions
The Mechanism monitors five cases referred by the ICTR to national courts.
Protection of Victims and Witnesses
Responsibility for the protection of thousands of victims and witnesses in proceedings before the ICTR, ICTY and MICT.
Enforcement of ICTR, ICTY, or MICT Sentences
Supervising the enforcement of sentences pronounced by the ICTR, ICTY, and MICT.
Assistance to National Jurisdictions
Responding to requests for assistance from national jurisdictions, including Rwanda, States of the former Yugoslavia, and other countries.
Preservation and Management of Archives
Responsibility for managing the ICTR, ICTY, and MICT archives, including preservation and access.