United Nations Security Council Resolution 808

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UN Security Council
Resolution 808
Front view of the ICTY.jpg
Front of the tribunal building in The Hague
Date 22 February 1993
Meeting no. 3,175
Code S/RES/808 (Document)
Subject Tribunal (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 808, adopted unanimously on 22 February 1993, after reaffirming Resolution 713 (1991) and subsequent resolutions on the situation in former Yugoslavia, including resolutions 764 (1992), 771 (1992) and 780 (1992), the Council, after stating its determination to put an end to crimes such as ethnic cleansing and other violations of international humanitarian law, decided that an international tribunal should be established for the prosecution of persons responsible for serious violations of international humanitarian law committed in former Yugoslavia since 1991.[1] This later became known as the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

The resolution then requested the Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali to submit, in no later than 60 days after the adoption of the current resolution, a report on specific proposals and options relating to the implementation of the decision to establish at tribunal, including whether it has a basis in law.[2] At the same time, suggestions from Member States would be considered, and after the adoption of Resolution 808, proposals were submitted by France, Italy and Sweden, amongst others.[3] The tribunal would be fully established in Resolution 827 (1993).[4]

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  1. ^ Albright, Madeleine K. (22 March 1993). "UN Security Council adopts Resolution 808 on war crimes tribunal". U.S. Department of State Dispatch; Vol 4, Issue 12. 
  2. ^ Bantekas, Ilias; Nash, Susan (2003). International criminal law (2nd ed.). Routledge Cavendish. p. 339. ISBN 978-1-85941-776-8. 
  3. ^ McCormack, Timothy L. H.; Simpson, Gerry J. (1997). The law of war crimes: national and international approaches. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers. p. 195. ISBN 978-90-411-0273-7. 
  4. ^ Aksar, Yusuf (2004). Implementing international humanitarian law: from the ad hoc tribunals to a permanent International Criminal Court. Routledge. pp. 17–18. ISBN 978-0-7146-8470-3. 

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