Security Council Distr.: General 18 December 2014
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Resolution 2193 (2014) Adopted by the Security Council at its 7348th meeting, on 18 December 2014
The Security Council, Reaffirming its determination to combat impunity for all those responsible for serious international crimes and the necessity of all persons indicted by the International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (“the International Tribunal”) being brought to justice, Taking note of the letters to the President of the Council from the SecretaryGeneral dated 31 October 2014 (S/2014/780) and 3 December 2014 (S/2014/865) attaching letters from the President of the International Tribunal dated 1 October 2014 and 25 November 2014, Recalling its resolution 827 (1993) of 25 May 1993, 1503 (2003) of 28 August 2003 and 1534 (2004) of 26 March 2004, and in particular, 1966 (2010) of 22 December 2010, which inter alia established the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (“the Mechanism”), Taking into account the assessments by the International Tribunal in its Completion Strategy Report (S/2014/827), and the updated trial and appeals schedule, Noting also the concerns expressed by the President of the International Tribunal about staffing, and reaffirming that staff retention is essential for the most expeditious completion of the International Tribunal’s work, Recalling also its previous resolutions on the extension of the terms of office of the permanent and ad litem judges at the International Tribunal, who are members of the Trial Chambers and the Appeals Chamber, Further recalling its resolution 2007 (2011) adopted on 14 September 2011, Having regard to Article 16 of the Statute of the International Tribunal, Having considered the nomination by the Secretary-General to reappoint Mr. Serge Brammertz as Prosecutor of the International Tribunal (S/2014/781), Acting under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations,
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1. Requests the International Tribunal to complete its work and facilitate the closure of the Tribunal as expeditiously as possible with the aim of completing the transition to the Mechanism, and expresses its continued concern over delays in the conclusion of the Tribunal’s work, in light of resolution 1966 (2010), which requested the Tribunal to complete its trial and appeals proceedings by 31 December 2014; 2. Underlines that States should cooperate fully with the International Tribunal, as well as with the Mechanism; 3. Decides to extend the term of office of the following permanent judge at the International Tribunal, who is a member of the Appeals Chamber, until 31 July 2015 or until the completion of the cases to which he is assigned, if sooner: Patrick Robinson (Jamaica) 4. Decides to extend the term of office of the following permanent and ad litem judges at the International Tribunal, who are members of the Trial Chambers and the Appeals Chamber, until 31 December 2015 or until the completion of the cases to which they are assigned, if sooner: Koffi Kumelio A. Afande (Togo) Carmel Agius (Malta) Liu Daqun (China) Theodor Meron (United States of America) Fausto Pocar (Italy) Jean-Claude Antonetti (France) O-Gon Kwon (Republic of Korea) Burton Hall (The Bahamas) Howard Morrison (United Kingdom) Guy Delvoie (Belgium) Christoph Flügge (Germany) Alphons Orie (The Netherlands) Bakone Justice Moloto (South Africa) Melville Baird (Trinidad and Tobago) Flavia Lattanzi (Italy) Antoine Kesia-Mbe Mindua (Democratic Republic of Congo) 5. Decides to reappoint Mr. Serge Brammertz as Prosecutor of the International Tribunal, notwithstanding the provisions of Article 16, paragraph 4, of the Statute of the International Tribunal related to the length of office of the Prosecutor, for a term with effect from 1 January 2015 until 31 December 2015, which is subject to an earlier termination by the Security Council upon the completion of the work of the International Tribunal; 6. Urges the Tribunal, in light of resolution 1966 (2010), to redouble its efforts to review its projected case completion dates with a view towards shortening them as appropriate; 7. Decides to remain seized of the matter.