Yearbook of the United Nations, 2008. Part 4, Legal questions. Chapter 2, International tribunals
In 2008 the international tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, as well as the International Criminal Court (ICC), worked towards the completion of their mandates. The International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia since 1991 (ICTY) took steps towards implementing its completion strategy, focusing on the most senior-level individuals accused of the most serious crimes. Only five cases remained to be started, four of which involved late arrests. The Tribunal was running seven trials simultaneously in its three courtrooms, involving 27 accused. The International Criminal Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Genocide and Other Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of Rwanda and Rwandan Citizens Responsible for Genocide and Other Such Violations Committed in the Territory of Neighbouring States between 1 January and 31 December 1994 (ICTR) remained committed to meeting its completion strategy targets while respecting due process. By the end of the year, it had apprehended and detained 66 persons out of some 81 persons indicted, including the Prime Minister of the Interim Government of Rwanda during the genocide, 11 Ministers of that Government in 1994, senior military officials and members of the clergy. The Tribunal concluded all its multiple-accused cases, with one exception, involving some 14 accused persons. No new arrests could be reported for the 13 fugitives still at large as the end of the Tribunal's mandate drew near. In July, during its fifth year of functioning, the ICC marked the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute, which established the Court. It continued its proceedings with respect to situations of concern in four countries. At the end of July, there were seven warrants of arrest outstanding.
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Yearbook of the United Nations, 2008. v. 62; Vol. 62
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