Insights: Justice and Criminal Accountability

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    Open Debate on War, History, Reconciliation and Peace

    On Wednesday, 29 January, the Security Council will hold an open debate on “War, its lessons, and the search for a permanent peace”. Jordan, the president of the Council for the month, has initiated the debate and proposed in a...

    posted on MON 27 JAN 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
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    Rule of Law Debate

    Tomorrow (19 January) the Council will have an open debate on strengthening the rule of law in the maintenance of international peace and security. The Secretary-General will present his latest report (S/2011/634) on rule of law and transitional justice in...

    posted on WED 18 JAN 2012
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    ICJ Elections for Final Vacant Seat

    On Tuesday (13 December), the Council and General Assembly (GA) will convene for the third time in order to independently, but concurrently, elect the fifth and final remaining judge for the International Court of Justice (ICJ). The judge’s nine-year term...

    posted on MON 12 DEC 2011
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    Election of Fifth ICJ Judge

    On Tuesday afternoon (22 November), the Security Council and the General Assembly are scheduled to reconvene independently, but concurrently, to elect the fifth and final remaining judge for the International Court of Justice (ICJ). On 10 November, four of the...

    posted on MON 21 NOV 2011
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    ICTR Resolution

    Today (6 July) the Council adopted a resolution on the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) addressing a number of requests stemming from the fact that the ICTR is entering its winding down phase. By March 2012 all permanent judges...

    posted on WED 6 JUL 2011
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    ICTY Resolution

    The council today (29 June) adopted a resolution on the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia prepared by the working group on tribunals under Portugal’s chairmanship. The resolution extends the terms of a number of permanent and ad-litem judges...

    posted on WED 29 JUN 2011