Insights: Justice and Criminal Accountability

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    Arria-Formula Meeting on “International Cooperation in Criminal Matters within the Peace and Security Pillar: the Role of Central Authorities”

    On Monday morning (8 May), Italy will chair an Arria-formula meeting on “International Cooperation in Criminal Matters within the Peace and Security Pillar: the Role of Central Authorities”, with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The meeting...

    posted on FRI 5 MAY 2017
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    Informal Interactive Discussion with the AU on the ICC

    Tomorrow afternoon, Council members will hold an informal interactive discussion with the AU Open-Ended Committee on the ICC (“the Committee”). The AU delegation will be led by the Ethiopian Foreign Minister, Tedros Ghebreyesus, accompanied by Algeria, Burundi, Kenya, Nigeria, South...

    posted on THU 22 SEP 2016
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    Resolution Amending the Statute of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia

    On Tuesday (6 September), the Security Council is expected to vote on a resolution amending the Statute of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) regarding the appointment of ad hoc judges. The draft resolution circulated by Uruguay,...

    posted on FRI 2 SEP 2016
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    Prevention and Fight Against Genocide Briefing

    Tomorrow (16 April), the Council will hold a briefing on “threats to international peace and security: prevention and fight against genocide”, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda. The briefers will be Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson and...

    posted on TUE 15 APR 2014
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    Prevention and Fight Against Genocide Briefing

    Tomorrow (16 April), the Council will hold a briefing on “threats to international peace and security: prevention and fight against genocide”, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda. The briefers will be Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson and...

    posted on TUE 15 APR 2014
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    Rule of Law Debate and Presidential Statement

    Tomorrow (19 February), the Council will hold an open debate on strengthening the rule of law in the maintenance of international peace and security. The foreign minister of Lithuania, Linas Linkevičius, will chair the meeting. The Secretary-General will brief the...

    posted on TUE 18 FEB 2014
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    AU Request for ICC Deferral of Kenyan Situation

    Yesterday (12 November) Council members held consultations on the AU request for the Security Council to defer for a year the International Criminal Court (ICC) proceedings against President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Samoei Ruto of Kenya. (Article 16...

    posted on WED 13 NOV 2013
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    Interactive Dialogue with AU Contact Group and Kenya on ICC Deferral

    Tomorrow (31 October), Council members will hold an interactive dialogue with an AU high-level contact group and Kenya regarding the AU request that the Security Council defer International Criminal Court (ICC) proceedings against President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William...

    posted on WED 30 OCT 2013
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    Annual Briefing by ICJ President

    On Monday (28 October), the Security Council will convene for a private meeting to receive a briefing from the President of the ICJ, Peter Tomka (Slovakia). The briefing, which has been held annually since the practice was first established in...

    posted on FRI 25 OCT 2013
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    Debate on Tribunals

    Tomorrow (12 June), the Security Council will hold its semi-annual debate on the ad hoc international criminal tribunals. The presidents (Judges Theodor Meron and Vagn Joensen) and prosecutors (Hassan Bubacar Jallow and Serge Brammertz) of the International Criminal Tribunal for...

    posted on TUE 11 JUN 2013
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    Informal Interactive Dialogue with Kenya on ICC Issue

    Tomorrow (23 May), Council members will have an interactive dialogue with representatives from Kenya to discuss International Criminal Court (ICC) proceedings against its nationals. On 2 May Kenya sent a note verbal to the President of the Council requesting termination...

    posted on WED 22 MAY 2013
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    Interactive Dialogue with the ICC Prosecutor

    Tomorrow morning (7 May) the Security Council, at the request of Guatemala, is scheduled to hold an informal interactive dialogue with the International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda. Although scheduled to provide a periodic briefing on the work of...

    posted on MON 6 MAY 2013
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    Rule of Law Briefing and Consultations

    On Wednesday morning (30 January), the Council will be briefed by Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson, followed by consultations among members, on the rule of law. (In 2012 the Council held two debates on the rule of law, the first on...

    posted on TUE 29 JAN 2013
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    The October Programme of Work

    This morning the Council adopted its October programme of work. There will be three open debates this month – on the Middle East, the Council’s linkages with the International Criminal Court (ICC), as well as women, peace and security. Additionally,...

    posted on TUE 2 OCT 2012
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    Nomination of a Prosecutor for the Residual Mechanism for Tribunals

    Tomorrow (29 February) the Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution appointing Hassan Bubacar Jallow as Prosecutor of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals for a term of four years, starting 1 March. Jallow is currently the Prosecutor of...

    posted on TUE 28 FEB 2012