International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia

General introduction
International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, The HagueThe International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) was established by Security Council resolution 827. This resolution was passed on 25 May 1993 in the face of the serious violations of international humanitarian law committed in the territory of the former Yugoslavia from 1991, and as a response to the threat to international peace and security posed by those serious violations.

Since its inception, the Tribunal has become a fully operational legal institution rendering judgements and setting important precedents of international criminal and humanitarian law. Many legal issues now adjudicated by the Tribunal have never actually been adjudicated or have lain dormant since the Nuremberg and Tokyo trials.

The Security Council approved a Completion Strategy envisaging the conclusion of investigations into new indictments by the end of 2004, the conclusion of trials at first instance by the end of 2008, and the conclusion of appeals – hence closure – by the end of 2010.

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Number of staff
Approximately 1240

Vacancies
Current vacancies (professional level)
Current vacancies (general level)

Internships

Who's who?
Judge Patrick Robinson - President (as of 18 November 2008)
Judge O-Gon Kwon  - Vice President (as of 18 November 2008)
Serge Brammertz - Chief Prosecutor  
Norman Farrell - Deputy Prosecutor 
John Hocking - Registrar  
Ken Roberts - Deputy Registrar 

Contact information
Address
Churchillplein 1
2517JW The Hague

For public wishing to attend a hearing and / or to visit the Tribunal:
Contact: Jan Kralt
Public Information Services

Tel: 0031-(0)70-5125285
Fax: 0031-70-5128668

Email: kralt.icty@un.org
Website: International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY)

Languages
English, French, B/C/S