United Nations Security Council Resolution 1512

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UN Security Council
Resolution 1512
Belgian Soldier Memorial.jpg
Bullet holes from the Rwandan genocide
Date 27 October 2003
Meeting no. 4,849
Code S/RES/1512 (Document)
Subject The International Criminal 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 1512, adopted unanimously on 27 October 2003, after recalling resolutions 955 (1994), 1165 (1998), 1329 (2000), 1411 (2002), 1431 (2002) and 1503 (2003) on Rwanda, the Council increased the number of temporary judges serving at the same time at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) from four to nine.[1]

The Security Council was convinced of the need to increase the powers of temporary judges at the ICTR so that they may adjudicate in pre-trial proceedings in other cases in addition to their own trials. Furthermore, the number of temporary judges appointed at any one time would also be increased to ensure the completion of all trial activities at first instance by the end of 2008.[2] Acting under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, the relevant changes were made to the Statute of the ICTR.[3]

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  1. ^ "Security Council amends statute of Rwanda tribunal, increasing number of ad litem judges to nine". United Nations. 27 October 2003. 
  2. ^ McCormack, T.; McDonald, Avril (2006). Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law – 2003, Volume 6; Volume 2003. Cambridge University Press. p. 310. ISBN 978-90-6704-203-1. 
  3. ^ Bohlander, Michael (2007). International criminal justice: a critical analysis of institutions and procedures. Cameron May. p. 193. ISBN 978-1-905017-44-7. 

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