United Nations Security Council Resolution 1047

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UN Security Council
Resolution 1047
Louise Arbour.jpg
Louise Arbour
Date 29 February 1996
Meeting no. 3,637
Code S/RES/1047 (Document)
Subject Appointment of Prosecutor at the ICTY and ICTR
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 1047, adopted unanimously on 29 February 1996, after recalling resolutions 808 (1993), 827 (1993), 936 (1994) and 955 (1994), the Council appointed Louise Arbour as Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY).[1]

The Council noted the resignation of the former Prosecutor, Richard Goldstone, with effect from 1 October 1996, and decided that term of Louise Arbour, a Canadian judge, would begin on that date.[2]

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  1. ^ "Security Council appoints Canadian judge Louise Arbour Prosecutor of war crimes tribunal". United Nations. 29 February 1996. 
  2. ^ Jones, John R. W. D. (1998). The practice of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda (2nd ed.). Transnational. p. 88. ISBN 978-1-57105-079-3. 

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