Security Council Allows Temporary Increase in Number of Yugoslavia Tribunal Judges

18 March 2010
SC/9884

Security Council Allows Temporary Increase in Number of Yugoslavia Tribunal Judges

18 March 2010
Security Council
SC/9884
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Security Council

6286th Meeting (AM)

Security Council Allows Temporary Increase in Number of Yugoslavia Tribunal Judges

 

The Security Council today voted to permit an increase in the number of ad litem judges serving on the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.

Unanimously adopting resolution 1915 (2010) under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, the Council decided that the total number of ad litem judges may temporarily exceed the maximum of 12 allowed under Article 12 of the Tribunal’s Statute, to a maximum of 13 at any one time, returning to 12 by 30 June, or upon completion of the Popović case if sooner.

The meeting began at 10:18 a.m. and ended at 10:22 a.m.

Resolution

The full text of resolution 1915 (2010) reads as follows:

The Security Council,

Taking note of the letter to the President of the Council from the Secretary-General dated 15 March 2010 (S/2010/133), attaching the letter from the President of the International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (“the International Tribunal”) dated 1 March 2010,

Recalling its resolutions 827 (1993) of 25 May 1993, 1581 (2005) of 18 January 2005, 1597 (2005) of 20 April 2005, 1613 (2005) of 26 July 2005, 1629 (2005) of 30 September 2005, 1660 (2006) of 28 February 2006, 1668 (2006) of 10 April 2006, 1800 (2008) of 20 February 2008, 1837 (2008) of 29 September 2008, 1849 (2008) of 12 December 2008, 1877 (2009) of 7 July 2009, and 1900 (2009) of 16 December 2009,

Recalling that in resolution 1900 (2009) the Security Council decided that, notwithstanding the expiry of their terms of office on 31 December 2009, Judges Kimberley Prost (Canada) and Ole Bjørn Støle (Norway) complete the Popović case; and that the total number of ad litem judges serving at the International Tribunal may temporarily exceed the maximum of 12 provided for in article 12, paragraph 1, of the Statute of the International Tribunal, to a maximum of 13 at any one time, returning to a maximum of 12 by 31 March 2010,

Taking note of the fact that due to unforeseen circumstances the delivery of the judgement in the Popović case is delayed and will not be rendered by the end of March 2010,

Convinced of the advisability of allowing the total number of ad litem judges serving at the International Tribunal to temporarily exceed the maximum of 12 provided for in article 12, paragraph 1, of the Statute of the International Tribunal,

Urging the International Tribunal to take all possible measures to complete its work expeditiously,

Acting under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations,

“1.   Decides that the total number of ad litem judges serving at the International Tribunal may temporarily exceed the maximum of 12 provided for in article 12, paragraph 1, of the Statute of the International Tribunal, to a maximum of 13 at any one time, returning to a maximum of 12 by 30 June 2010, or upon completion of the Popović case if sooner;

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

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