United Nations Security Council Resolution 1165

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UN Security Council
Resolution 1165
Date 30 April 1998
Meeting no. 3,877
Code S/RES/1165 (Document)
Subject The International Tribunal for Rwanda
Voting summary
15 voted for
None voted against
None abstained
Result Adopted
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

United Nations Security Council resolution 1165, adopted unanimously on 30 April 1998, after recalling Resolution 955 (1994), the Council established a third trial chamber at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR).[1]

The Security Council recalled that Resolution 955 allowed for increasing the number of trial chambers and judges at the ICTR. It reaffirmed that the prosecution of those responsible for the violations of international humanitarian law in Rwanda would help contribute towards peace and reconciliation.[2] There was also a need to strengthen the Rwandan judicial system as there were a large number of people awaiting trial.

Acting under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, the Council established a third trial chamber at the ICTR and that elections to the trial chambers would take place on the same date, for a term of office that would explire on 24 May 2003.[3] The judges would commence their terms of office as soon as possible following the elections. Further efficiencies were encouraged at the ICTR and the Secretary-General Kofi Annan was requested to make arrangements to facilitate the effective functioning of the Tribunal.

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  1. ^ "Security Council decides to establish third trial chamber of International Tribunal for Rwanda". United Nations. 30 April 1998. 
  2. ^ Klip, André; Sluiter, Göran (2003). Annotated leading cases of International Criminal Tribunals: The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda 2000–2001. Intersentia nv. p. 242. ISBN 978-90-5095-319-1. 
  3. ^ van den Herik, Larissa J. (2005). The contribution of the Rwanda Tribunal to the development of international law. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers. p. 62. ISBN 978-90-04-14580-1. 

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