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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda

Fausto Pocar

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 20 July 2019

Subject(s):
International criminal law, conduct of proceedings — Prosecution — International organizations, practice and procedure — International criminal courts and tribunals, composition

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 The decision taken by the United Nations Security Council (‘UNSC’; United Nations, Security Council ) in Resolution 955 (1994) of 8 November 1994 to create the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (‘ICTR’) was preceded by several reports confirming the commission of acts of genocide and other widespread, flagrant and systematic violations of international humanitarian law in the territory of Rwanda ( Humanitarian Law, International ). As early as March 1993, a report issued by an International Commission of Inquiry comprised of four respected...
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