18 January 2012
Secretary-General
SG/A/1319
L/3182

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Secretary-General Appoints John Hocking of Australia Registrar of International


Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals

 


The Secretary-General has appointed John Hocking of Australia as the Registrar of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals.


Mr. Hocking has been serving as Registrar of the International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia since May 2009, and will continue in that position while working as the Registrar of the Residual Mechanism.


The Residual Mechanism was established by Security Council resolution 1966 (2010) to carry out a number of essential functions of the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda after their closure.† It will have two branches, in Arusha and in The Hague, which will start functioning on 1 July 2012 and 1 July 2013, respectively.† As its first Registrar, Mr. Hocking will be responsible for the effective commencement of the Residual Mechanismís functions.


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