United Nations Security Council Resolution 1259

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UN Security Council
Resolution 1259
Carla del Ponte 2-yehzovised.jpg
Date11 August 1999
Meeting no.4,033
CodeS/RES/1259 (Document)
SubjectAppointment of Prosecutor at the ICTY and ICTR
Voting summary
  • 15 voted for
  • None voted against
  • None abstained
ResultAdopted
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

United Nations Security Council resolution 1259, adopted unanimously on 11 August 1999, after recalling resolutions 808 (1993), 827 (1993), 936 (1994), 955 (1994) and 1047 (1996), the Council appointed Carla Del Ponte as Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). [1]

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The Council noted the resignation of the former Prosecutor, Louise Arbour, with effect from 15 September 1999, and decided that term of Carla Del Ponte, a Swiss attorney general, would begin on that date. [2]

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References

  1. "Security Council accepts Secretary-General's nomination of Carla Del Ponte as Prosecutor at the Tribunals for former Yugoslavia and Rwanda". United Nations. 11 August 1999.
  2. Anonymous. "Carla Del Ponte: Appointment And Initial Appearance". Institute for War & Peace Reporting.