United Nations Security Council Resolution 1166

United Nations Security Council resolution 1166, adopted unanimously on 13 May 1998, after recalling Resolution 827 (1993), the council established a third trial chamber at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY).[1]

UN Security Council
Resolution 1166
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Date13 May 1998
Meeting no.3,878
CodeS/RES/1166 (Document)
SubjectThe International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY)
Voting summary
  • 15 voted for
  • None voted against
  • None abstained
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members
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The Security Council was convinced that the prosecution of those responsible for violations of international humanitarian law in the former Yugoslavia would contribute to the maintenance of peace in the region. It also recognised the need to increase the number of trial judges and chambers at the ICTY in order to try the large number of people awaiting trial.[citation needed]

Acting under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, the council established a third trial chamber at the ICTY and decided that three additional judges would be elected as soon as possible to serve in the new chamber.[2] A list of nominations of between six and nine judges would be established. Finally, the Secretary-General Kofi Annan was requested to make arrangements to enhance the effective functioning of the ICTY.

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  1. ^ "Council decides to establish third trial chamber of International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia". United Nations. 13 May 1998.
  2. ^ Keesing's Record of World Events (1998). May 1998 – Bosnia & Herzegovina. Vol. 44. Keesing's Worldwide. p. 42,302.

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