United Nations Security Council Resolution 1481

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UN Security Council
Resolution 1481
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ICTY building
Date19 May 2003
Meeting no.4,759
CodeS/RES/1481 (Document)
SubjectThe International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
Voting summary
15 voted for
None voted against
None abstained
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

United Nations Security Council resolution 1481, adopted unanimously on 19 May 2003, after recalling resolutions 827 (1993), 1166 (1998), 1329 (2000), 1411 (2002) and 1431 (2002), the Council amended the statute of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) to allow temporary judges to adjudicate in pre-trial proceedings in other cases before their appointment to a trial.[1]

The Security Council was convinced of the need to enhance the powers of ad litem judges at the ICTY to allow them to adjudicate in other pre-trial proceedings before their appointment to a trial, and, acting under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, amended the statute accordingly.[2] The change was proposed by Theodor Meron, the president of the ICTY, who added that the measure would make efficient use of temporary judges' time and incur no extra costs on the United Nations.[3]

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  1. ^ "Security Council amends Statute of tribunal for former Yugoslavia regarding functions of 'ad litem' judges". United Nations. 19 May 2003.
  2. ^ Beigbeder, Yves (2005). International justice against impunity: progress and new challenges. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers. p. 78. ISBN 978-90-04-14451-4.
  3. ^ McCormack, T.; McDonald, Avril (2006). Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law – 2003, Volume 6; Volume 2003. Cambridge University Press. p. 295. ISBN 978-90-6704-203-1.

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