United Nations Security Council Resolution 977

United Nations Security Council resolution 977, adopted unanimously on 22 February 1995, after recalling Resolution 955 (1994) in which the council was to determine the seat of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and noting a report by the Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali, the council decided that its seat would be in Arusha, Tanzania.[1][2]

UN Security Council
Resolution 977
Tanzania Arusha location map.svg
Arusha Region of Tanzania
Date22 February 1995
Meeting no.3,502
CodeS/RES/977 (Document)
Voting summary
  • 15 voted for
  • None voted against
  • None abstained
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

According to the Secretary-General's report, the decision signalled the second phase of the process in establishing the ICTR, which would now allow the process of selecting the six trial judges to begin.[3] Rwanda's representative to the council Manzi Bakuramutsa said that, while his government did not support the decision to allocate the seat outside Rwanda, it would still co-operate with the security council.[3]

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  1. ^ "Site of Rwanda Tribunal". The New York Times. 23 February 1995.
  2. ^ Bantekas, Ilias; Nash, Susan (2003). International criminal law (2nd ed.). Routledge Cavendish. p. 340. ISBN 978-1-85941-776-8.
  3. ^ a b Africa Policy E-Journal (22 February 1995). "Council Unanimously Adopts Resolution 977". Africa Policy Information Center. {{cite news}}: |last= has generic name (help)

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