SECURITY COUNCIL EXTENDS TERMS OF RWANDA TRIBUNAL AD LITEM JUDGES UNTIL 31 DECEMBER 2006

13 October 2006
SC/8852

SECURITY COUNCIL EXTENDS TERMS OF RWANDA TRIBUNAL AD LITEM JUDGES UNTIL 31 DECEMBER 2006

13 October 2006
Security Council
SC/8852
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Security Council

5550th Meeting (AM)

SECURITY COUNCIL EXTENDS TERMS OF RWANDA TRIBUNAL

 

AD LITEM JUDGES UNTIL 31 DECEMBER 2006

 

Resolution 1717 (2006) Adopted Unanimously

The Security Council this morning decided to extend until 31 December 2008 the terms of 18 ad litem, or temporary, judges of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, all of whom were elected to their positions on 25 June 2003.

Through the unanimous adoption of resolution 1717 (2006), the Council extended the terms of Aydin Sefa Akay of Turkey, Florence Rita Arrey of Cameroon, Solomy Balungi Bossa of Uganda, Robert Fremr of the Czech Republic, Taghrid Hikmet of Jordan, Karin Hökborg of Sweden, Vagn Joensen of Denmark, Gberdao Gustave Kam of Burkina Faso, Flavia Lattanzi of Italy and Kenneth Machin of the United Kingdom.

It also extended the terms of Joseph Edward Chiondo Masanche of the United Republic of Tanzania, Tan Sri Dato’ Hj. Mohd. Azmi Dato’ Hj. Kamaruddin of Malaysia, Lee Gacuiga Muthoga of Kenya, Seon Ki Park of the Republic of Korea,  Mparany Mamy Richard Rajohnson of Madagascar, Emile Francis Short of Ghana, Albertus Henricus Johannes Swart of the Netherlands and Aura E. Guerra de Villalaz of Panama.

The Council noted that it was extending the terms of Judges Bossa, Arrey, Lattanzi, Muthoga, Short, Hökborg, Hikmet, Kam and Park beyond the cumulative period of service set down in relevant articles of the Statute that had created the Tribunal, in response to a request by Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

The Council meeting, which began at 10:32 a.m., adjourned at 10:35 a.m.

Resolution

The full text of resolution 1717 (2006) reads as follows:

The Security Council,

Recalling its resolutions 955 (1994) of 8 November 1994, 1165 (1998) of 30 April 1998, 1329 (2000) of 30 November 2000, 1411 (2002) of 17 May 2002, 1431 (2002) of 14 August 2002, 1449 (2002) of 13 December 2002, 1503 (2003) of 28 August 2003 and 1534 (2004) of 26 March 2004,

Recalling that on 25 June 2003, the General Assembly by its decision 57/414 and in accordance with Article 12 ter, paragraph 1 (d) of the International Tribunal for Rwanda’s Statute, elected from a list of candidates approved by the Security Council the following 18 ad litem judges to a four-year term of office beginning on 25 June 2003 and to end on 24 June 2007: Mr. Aydin Sefa Akay (Turkey); Ms. Florence Rita Arrey (Cameroon); Ms. Solomy Balungi Bossa (Uganda); Mr. Robert Fremr (Czech Republic); Ms. Taghrid Hikmet (Jordan); Ms. Karin Hökborg (Sweden); Mr. Vagn Joensen (Denmark); Mr. Gberdao Gustave Kam (Burkina Faso); Ms. Flavia Lattanzi (Italy); Mr. Kenneth Machin (United Kingdom); Mr. Joseph Edward Chiondo Masanche (United Republic of Tanzania); Mr. Tan Sri Dato’ Hj. Mohd. Azmi Dato’ Hj. Kamaruddin (Malaysia); Mr. Lee Gacuiga Muthoga (Kenya); Mr. Seon Ki Park (Republic of Korea); Mr. Mparany Mamy Richard Rajohnson (Madagascar); Mr. Emile Francis Short (Ghana); Mr. Albertus Henricus Johannes Swart (Netherlands); and Ms. Aura E. Guerra de Villalaz (Panama),

Recalling that the Security Council by its resolution 1684 (2006) of 13 June 2006 extended the terms of the 11 permanent judges serving at the International Tribunal for Rwanda until 31 December 2008,

Recalling that the Security Council by its resolution 1705 (2006) of 29 August 2006 decided, notwithstanding the provisions of Article 12 ter of the Statute of the International Tribunal for Rwanda, and notwithstanding that Judge Bossa’s elected term as an ad litem judge of the International Tribunal will end on 24 June 2007, to authorize her, effective 28 August 2006, to continue to serve as a judge in the Butare case until its completion,

Taking note of the letter to the President of the Security Council from the Secretary-General dated 2 October 2006,

“1.   Decides in response to the request by the Secretary-General and notwithstanding the provisions of Article 12 ter of the Statute of the International Tribunal for Rwanda, to extend until 31 December 2008 the term of office of the following ad litem judges of the International Tribunal who were elected on 25 June 2003:

-- Mr. Aydin Sefa Akay ( Turkey);

-- Ms. Florence Rita Arrey ( Cameroon);

-- Ms. Solomy Balungi Bossa ( Uganda);

-- Mr. Robert Fremr ( Czech Republic);

-- Ms. Taghrid Hikmet ( Jordan);

-- Ms. Karin Hökborg ( Sweden);

-- Mr. Vagn Joensen ( Denmark);

-- Mr. Gberdao Gustave Kam ( Burkina Faso);

-- Ms. Flavia Lattanzi ( Italy);

-- Mr. Kenneth Machin ( United Kingdom);

-- Mr. Joseph Edward Chiondo Masanche (United Republic of Tanzania);

-- Mr. Tan Sri Dato’ Hj. Mohd. Azmi Dato’ Hj. Kamaruddin ( Malaysia);

-- Mr. Lee Gacuiga Muthoga ( Kenya);

-- Mr. Seon Ki Park ( Republic of Korea);

-- Mr. Mparany Mamy Richard Rajohnson ( Madagascar);

-- Mr. Emile Francis Short ( Ghana);

-- Mr. Albertus Henricus Johannes Swart (Netherlands);

-- Ms. Aura E. Guerra de Villalaz (Panama).

“2.   Decides in response to the request by the Secretary-General to allow ad litem Judges Bossa, Arrey, Lattanzi, Muthoga, Short, Hökborg, Hikmet, Kam and Park to serve in the International Tribunal for Rwanda beyond the cumulative period of service provided for under Article 12 ter of the Statute and until 31 December 2008;

“3.   Requests States to continue to make every effort to ensure that their nationals who were elected as ad litem judges of the International Tribunal for Rwanda remain available to serve until 31 December 2008;

“4.   Decides to remain seized of the matter.”

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