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International tribunals

Two international tribunals, created by the United Nations to prosecute persons responsible for mass violation of international humanitarian law in the former Yugoslavia and in Rwanda, continued their work during 1997. The International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia since 1991 (ICTY), based in The Hague (Netherlands), and the International Criminal Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Genocide and Other Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of Rwanda and Rwandan Citizens Responsible for Genocide and Other Such Violations Committed in the Territory of Neighbouring States between 1 January and 31 December 1994 (ICTR), based in Arusha (United Republic of Tanzania), had a common Prosecutor and a common Appeals Chamber.

Related Subject(s): United Nations
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