U.N. appoints Brammertz to head tribunal for former Yugoslavia
www.chinaview.cn 2007-11-29 02:55:36   Print

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) -- The U.N. Security Council decided on Wednesday to appoint Serge Brammertz, former head of the international investigation into the assassination of Lebanon's former Prime Minister, as prosecutor of the International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

    In a resolution adopted unanimously, the council said that the four-year tenure for Brammertz, which is to start from Jan. 1, 2008, was subjected to earlier termination depending on the completion of the tribunal's work.

    Brammertz, a former Belgian prosecutor, served as a deputy prosecutor with the International Criminal Court, before becoming the commissioner of the U.N. International Independent Investigation Commission into the 2005 bombing that killed former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri.

    At the tribunal, he replaces Carla del Ponte, who notified U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon earlier this year that she did not wish to be considered for another term as prosecutor.     

Editor: Mu Xuequan
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