United Nations Security Council Resolution 1259
|UN Security Council
|Date||11 August 1999|
|Vote||For: 15 — Abs. 0 — Against: 0|
|Subject||Appointment of Prosecutor at the ICTY and ICTR|
|Security Council composition|
United Nations Security Council resolution 1259, adopted unanimously on 11 August 1999, after recalling resolutions 808 (1993), 827 (1993), 936 (1994), 955 (1994) and 1047 (1996), the Council appointed Carla Del Ponte as Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY).
The Council noted the resignation of the former Prosecutor, Louise Arbour, with effect from 15 September 1999, and decided that term of Carla Del Ponte, a Swiss attorney general, would begin on that date.
- Bosnian Genocide
- Rwandan Genocide
- List of United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1201 to 1300 (1998–2000)
- Yugoslav Wars
- "Security Council accepts Secretary-General's nomination of Carla Del Ponte as Prosecutor at the Tribunals for former Yugoslavia and Rwanda". United Nations. 11 August 1999.
- Anonymous. "Carla Del Ponte: Appointment And Initial Appearance". Institute for War & Peace Reporting.
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