The UN announces members of the new judicial system that will replace the ICTY.
The UN Security Council appointed on Wednesday Hassan Bubacar Jallow as a prosecutor for the so called residual mechanism, which was set up in 2010 to complete the work of the UN war crimes tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda when their mandates expire.
The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced the appointment of Judge Theodor Meron, current president of the the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, ICTY, as President of the mechanism for a term of four years, with effect from March 1.
Judge Meron will continue serving as President of the ICTY while working as the President of the mechanism.
The Council has urged the two tribunals to conclude their work by the end of 2014.
The ICTR branch of the mechanism will begin functioning on July 1 this year, while the branch for ICTY will start on July 1, 2013.
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