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Registrar Elias concludes official mission to East and West Africa

Arusha, 7 Mar 2017

Registrar Elias (centre) at the Gisozi Genocide Memorial Centre in Kigali

The Registrar of the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (“Mechanism” or “MICT”) Olufemi Elias on Thursday, 2 March 2017, concluded an official mission to East and West Africa. As part of his visit, Mr....

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President Meron meets delegation from the National Human Rights Commission of the Republic of Korea

The Hague, 6 Mar 2017

President Meron with the Chairperson of the NHRCK, Sung-ho Lee

The President of the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (“MICT” or “Mechanism”), Judge Theodor Meron, on Friday met with a delegation from the National Human Rights Commission of the Republic of Korea (“NHRCK”),...

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Mechanism welcomes senior judicial delegation of the East African Court of Justice

Arusha, 2 Mar 2017

Left to right: EACJ’s Hounourable Justices Aaron Ringera and Geoffrey W.M. Kiryabwire, and EACJ’s President, Honourable Justice Dr. Emmanuel Ugirashebuja

The Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (“MICT” or “Mechanism”) yesterday received a senior judicial delegation from the East African Court of Justice (“EACJ”) at the Mechanism’s Arusha Branch. Representatives of...

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The Mechanism orders Turkey to release Judge Aydin Sefa Akay

Arusha, The Hague, 31 Jan 2017

The United Nations Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals today ordered the Government of the Republic of Turkey to cease all legal proceedings against Judge Aydin Sefa Akay and to take all necessary measures to ensure...

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The Mechanism joins the Digital Preservation Coalition

Arusha, The Hague, 24 Jan 2017

The Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (“MICT” or “Mechanism”) has joined the Digital Preservation Coalition (“DPC”); a non-profit organization that advocates...

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The Mechanism launches new and enhanced version of website

Arusha, The Hague, 4 Jan 2017

The Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (“MICT”) yesterday launched an updated and improved version of its website, as part of its ongoing efforts to promote greater accessibility and transparency of information....

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The Mechanism Completes the Transfer of ICTR Records

Arusha, 13 Dec 2016

The records from the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (“ICTR”) have now all been transferred into the custody of the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (“Mechanism”). The completion of this process, which...

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President Meron addresses the UN Security Council and urges the release of Judge Aydin Sefa Akay from detention

Arusha, The Hague, 8 Dec 2016

President Judge Theodor Meron

The President of the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (“MICT” and “Mechanism”), Judge Theodor Meron, today presented the latest progress report on the work of the MICT to the United Nations Security Council and...

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Prosecutor Serge Brammertz addresses the United Nations Security Council

Arusha, The Hague, 8 Dec 2016

Prosecutor Serge Brammertz

Prosecutor Serge Brammertz of the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) and International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) today addressed the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).
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United Nations Secretary-General appoints Mr. Olufemi Elias as Registrar of the Mechanism

Arusha, The Hague, 29 Nov 2016

Mr. Olufemi Elias

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced yesterday the appointment of Mr. Olufemi Elias of Nigeria as the Registrar of the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (“MICT” or “Mechanism”), effective 1 January 2017....

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