Mechanism Chief Prosecutor Serge Brammertz will visit Sarajevo

June 19, 2019 3:00 PM

Mechanism Chief Prosecutor, Serge Brammertz will visit Sarajevo from 19 to 21 June, as part of preparations for his regular biannual report to the UN Security Council (UNSC).

Prosecutor Brammertz will meet with Chief Prosecutor, Gordana Tadić to discuss the status of war crimes processing in Bosnia and Herzegovina, cooperation with and support from the Mechanism Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) and potential solutions to challenges in regional judicial cooperation in war crimes cases. The Prosecutor will also provide a briefing to members of the diplomatic community.

On 20 June, Chief Prosecutor Brammertz will deliver keynote remarks at the conference “Stop Genocide and Holocaust Denial”, in which he will call attention to the ongoing denial of crimes and glorification of convicted war criminals in the region.

It is expected that Prosecutor Brammertz will present his next report to the UNSC on 17 July 2019.

The International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (Mechanism) was established by UN Security Council Resolution 1966 (2010) to complete the remaining work of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia after the completion of their respective mandates. The Mechanism has two branches, one in Arusha, Tanzania, and one in The Hague, Netherlands.

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