United Nations Security Council Resolution 1259

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UN Security Council
Resolution 1259
Carla del Ponte 2-yehzovised.jpg
Date 11 August 1999
Meeting no. 4,033
Code S/RES/1259 (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 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).[1]

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.[2]

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