The UN Security Council on Wednesday reappointed Hassan Bubacar Jallow as the Prosecutor of the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) for a term of three years and three months.
The move also saw the Security Council reappoint Serge Brammertz as the prosecutor at the UN Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia (ICTY) who will serve until 2014.
The UN News Centre noted that acting on Resolution 2006 (2011), which was adopted unanimously, the Council reappointed Jallow, a Gambian, for a new term with effect from September 15, running until December 31, 2014.
The new terms are subject to an earlier termination by the Council “upon the completion of the work” of the tribunals, according to the texts, both of which were adopted unanimously.
Both tribunals are required to take measures to expeditiously complete their remaining work no later than the end of December 2014.
By June 30, the ICTR, based in the Tanzanian city of Arusha, made a ruling in six trial judgements, while six other others involving 10 accused remain to be delivered.
Jallow was first appointed to the Tanzanian-based tribunal post on September 4, 2003, taking over from Swiss national, Carla Del Ponte.