14 September 2007
Security Council
SC/9114

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Security Council

5741st Meeting (AM)


Security Council reappoints Rwanda tribunal chief prosecutor For four-year term


The Security Council this morning decided to reappoint the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Hassan Bubacar Jallow, for a four-year term, with effect from 15 September 2007, subject to the Council’s earlier termination upon the completion of the Tribunal’s work.


Unanimously adopting resolution 1774 (2007), the Council decided to reappoint Mr. Jallow having considered his nomination by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to continue leading the work of the Arusha-based Tribunal.


Recalling its resolution 1534 (2004), which emphasized the importance of fully implementing the International Tribunal’s completion strategy, the Council noted that resolution 1503 (2003) called on the Tribunal to take all possible measures to complete all trial activities at first instance by the end of 2008, and to complete all work in 2010.


The meeting began at 10:10 a.m. and adjourned at 10:15 a.m.


The full text of resolution 1774 (2007) reads as follows:


The Security Council,


Recalling its resolution 1505 (2003) of 4 September 2003,


Having regard to Article 15 (4) of the Statute of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)as adopted by the Council in its resolution 1503 (2003),


Having considered the nomination by the Secretary-General of Mr. Hassan Bubacar Jallow for reappointment as Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (S/2007/539),


Recalling that resolution 1503 (2003) of 28 August 2003 called upon the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda to take all possible measures to complete all trial activities at first instance by the end of 2008, and to complete all work in 2010 (ICTR completion strategy),


Recalling also its resolution 1534 (2004) of 26 March 2004 which emphasized the importance of fully implementing the International Tribunal’s completion strategy and urges the Tribunal to plan and act accordingly,


Decides to reappoint Mr. Hassan Bubacar Jallow as Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda with effect from 15 September 2007 for a four-year term, which is subject to an earlier termination by the Security Council upon completion of the work of the International Tribunal.”


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