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Statements by Mechanism principals marking the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide

Arusha, 11 April 2014 - As Rwanda’s official week of mourning draws to a close, the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals joined in reflections on the 20th commemoration of the genocide in Rwanda...

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Prosecutor Jallow gives statement on 20th anniversary of Rwandan genocide

Arusha, 5 April 2014 - Hassan B. Jallow, Prosecutor of the ICTR and the MICT, issued a statement today to mark the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide that began on 6 April followed by a hundred days...

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ICTR Launches Website Commemorating 20th Anniversary of the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda

Arusha, 4 April 2014 - To commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) today launched a new website entitled “The ICTR Remembers”.

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MICT and ICTR Celebrate International Women’s Day

Arusha, 10 March 2014 - The Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) marked today International Women’s Day in collaboration with the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda...

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Arusha Spouses’ Association makes donation for school water point

Arusha, 17 February 2014 - On 11 February the Arusha Spouses’ Association (ASA) received a donation in the amount of $ 4,040 for the funding of a water point at the Sombetini Primary School...

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Milan Lukić transferred to Estonia to serve sentence

The Hague, 11 February 2014 - Milan Lukić, former leader of a group of local Bosnian Serb paramilitaries in the south-eastern Bosnian town of Višegrad, was transferred on Monday, 10 February to Estonia to serve his sentence...

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New search tool on ICTR and ICTY jurisprudence

16 December 2013 - A new international criminal justice research tool has been released online to facilitate public access to the vast collection of jurisprudence produced by the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)...

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President Meron’s address to the UN Security Council

5 December 2013 - President of the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT), Judge Theodor Meron, today updated the United Nations Security Council...

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United Nations and Tanzania sign agreement on Mechanism headquarters

29 November 2013 - The Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and United Nations Legal Counsel, Mr. Miguel de Serpa Soares, visited the United...

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The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals Make Joint Visit to Rwanda

6 November 2013 - On 4 and 5 November 2013, the leading officials of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and the Mechanism...

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Statement by Prosecutor Jallow at the UN Day Celebrations in Arusha

24 October 2013 - Some sixty-eight years ago, the peoples of the United Nations acting through their representatives, resolved to create the UNO to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war...

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President Meron presents first Annual Report to the United Nations General Assembly

The Hague, 14 October 2013 - President Theodor Meron today presented the first Annual Report of the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) to the UN General Assembly...

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Mechanism Takes Custody of Archives and Records Centres at Arusha Branch

Arusha, 17 September 2013 - 370 linear metres of records and two temporary records centres were handed over by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (“ICTR”) to the Mechanism for...

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Mechanism Prosecutor designates Officers-in-charge for Arusha and Hague branches and visits Den Haag Mayor’s office

The Hague, 10 September 2013 - The Prosecutor of the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals, Mr Hassan B. Jallow, has designated Mr Mathias Marcussen, the Senior Legal Officer of the Mechanism OTP...

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Sredoje Lukić transferred to Norway to serve sentence

The Hague, 26 August 2013 - Sredoje Lukić, former member of a group of local Bosnian Serb paramilitaries in the eastern Bosnian town of Višegrad, was transferred Wednesday, 21 August to Norway to serve the remainder of his 27 year sentence...

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First status conference of the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals to be held on 17 July 2013 in Arusha

Arusha, 12 July 2013 - A status conference in the case of Augustin Ngirabatware v. The Prosecutor is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, 17 July 2013, at 14:00 hrs in Arusha, Tanzania...

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Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) begins work in The Hague

The Hague, 1 July 2013 - The launch of the Hague Branch of the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT or Mechanism) was marked by a ceremony held today in The Hague, which brought...

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Prosecutor Hassan B. Jallow makes historic first official visit to the region of the Former Yugoslavia

The Hague, 19 June 2013 - Justice Hassan B. Jallow, made his first official visit to the region of the former Yugoslavia on Wednesday 22 May 2013 in his official capacity as Prosecutor of the Mechanism for International...

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President Meron presents report on MICT’s work to the Security Council

New York, 12 June 2013 - President Theodor Meron today presented to the Security Council the second progress report on the work of the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (Mechanism or MICT)...

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Prosecutor Jallow's second report to the Security Council on the work of the Office of the Prosecutor

New York, 12 June 2013 - Mr. President, Your Excellencies, I am greatly honoured to brief you once more on the progress of the Completion Strategy of the ICTR and to present to you the second report...

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Request for expression of interest

22 May 2013 - Expressions of Interest (EOI) are sought from Architectural/Engineering consulting firms with the required expertise and experience in the upcoming new facilities project of the UNMICT at Arusha, Republic of Tanzania.

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Registrar Meeting with Arusha Spouses Association

10 May 2013 - Following a suggestion of the Prosecutor of the Mechanism for the International Criminal Tribunals (MICT), on 8 May 2013, the Registrar of the MICT hosted a meeting with members of the Arusha Spouses’ Association (ASA) who briefed him on the ASA local community...

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Workshop for Kenya Witness Protection Agency

8 May 2013 - The Office of the Registrar of the Mechanism for the International Criminal Tribunals (MICT), Arusha Branch hosted its first capacity-building workshop with a delegation from the Kenya Witness Protection Agency (WPA), on 7 May 2013.

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Commemoration of the Genocide in Rwanda

10 April 2013 - As Rwanda begins this official week of mourning, the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) joins in remembering the victims of the Rwandan Genocide.

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MICT Celebrates International Women’s Day in Arusha

22 March 2013 - The Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) commemorated its first International Women’s Day in collaboration with the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) as a combined UN Office in Arusha, Tanzania.

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MICT website available in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian and Kinyarwanda

14 December 2012 - The Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) has launched the Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCS) and Kinyarwanda versions of its website as part of its efforts...

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President Meron presents first report on MICT’s work to the Security Council

5 December 2012 - President Theodor Meron today presented to the Security Council the first progress report on the work of the Mechanism...

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Statement by Prosecutor Jallow at the UN Day Celebrations in Arusha

24 October 2012 - Amidst incessant and violent conflict in and between communities worldwide, amidst widespread poverty and deprivation...

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Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) issues first appeal decision upholding a decision of the ICTR to transfer the case of Phénéas Munyarugarama to Rwanda

5 October 2012 - In its first decision, the Appeals Chamber of the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals, presided over...

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Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals website now online

2 July 2012 - The website of the United Nations Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) is now available at www.unmict.org. The launch of the Mechanism’s website...

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Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) begins work in Arusha

2 July 2012 - The launch of the Arusha Branch of the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) was marked by a ceremony held today in Arusha, Tanzania.

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Rules of Procedure and Evidence adopted for the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals

28 June 2012 - The Judges of the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) recently adopted the Rules of Procedure and Evidence, to guide the work of the institution mandated with carrying out a...

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ICTY Completion Strategy: President Meron’s Address before the Security Council

7 June 2012 - The Tribunal’s President, Judge Theodor Meron, today addressed the United Nations Security Council to provide an update on the work and achievements of the Tribunal over the past six months.

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ICTR Completion Strategy: Prosecutor Jallow's Address to the United Nations Security Council

7 June 2012 - The implementation of the ICTR Completion Strategy has gained significant momentum in the past six months. The evidentiary phase of the cases of all the current detainees except the case of…

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Two remaining Residual Mechanism Judges sworn in

21 May 2012 - Judges Ivo Nelson de Caires Batista Rosa (Portugal) and Graciela Susana Gatti Santana (Uruguay) were sworn in last Friday remotely by the Registrar John Hocking.

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Statements and Speeches