United Nations Security Council Resolution 1597

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UN Security Council
Resolution 1597
Courtroom I.jpg
Swearing in judges at the ICTY
Photograph provided courtesy of the ICTY
Date 20 April 2005
Meeting no. 5,165
Code S/RES/1581 (Document)
Subject The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
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 1597, adopted unanimously on 20 April 2005, after recalling resolutions 827 (1993), 1166 (1998), 1329 (2003), 1411 (2002), 1431 (2002), 1481 (2003), 1503 (2003) and 1534 (2004), the Council amended the statute of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in order to allow temporary judges to be re-elected.[1]

The Security Council had received a new list of candidates for temporary judges at the ICTY, and the deadline for nominations had been extended until 31 March 2005, with the Secretary-General requesting a further extension. 27 judges elected by the General Assembly whose terms were to expire on 11 June 2005 were able to be re-elected and, acting under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, the statute was amended accordingly.[2]

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  1. ^ "Security Council amends statute of former Yugoslavia tribunal to allow re-election of ad litem judges". United Nations. 20 April 2005. 
  2. ^ Bellelli, Roberto (2010). International Criminal Justice: Law and Practice from the Rome Statute to Its Review. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. p. 73. ISBN 978-1-4094-0267-1. 

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