United Nations Security Council Resolution 1954

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UN Security Council
Resolution 1954
Courtroom I.jpg
Courtroom at the ICTY
(Photograph provided courtesy of the ICTY)
Date 14 December 2010
Meeting no. 6,446
Code S/RES/1954 (Document)
Subject International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
Voting summary
15 voted for
None voted against
None abstained
Result Adopted
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1954, adopted unanimously on December 14, 2010, after recalling resolutions 827 (1993), 1581 (2005), 1597 (2005), 1613 (2005), 1629 (2005), 1660 (2006), 1668 (2006), 1800 (2008), 1837 (2008), 1849 (2008), 1877 (2009), 1900 (2009) and 1931 (2010), the Council permitted two judges to serve beyond their term of office to enable them to complete work on cases in which they were involved at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY).[1]



The Security Council recalled resolutions 1503 (2003) and 1534 (2004) which called for the completion of all ICTY cases by 2010. It noted however that the ICTY was unable to complete its work by 2010 and expressed concern at the loss of experienced staff at the tribunal.


Acting under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, the Council extended the terms of judges Kevin Parker and Uldis Kinis in order for them to complete the Đorđević and Gotovina et al. cases by February and March 2011 respectively. It also reiterated the importance of adequate staffing at the ICTY for it to complete its work as soon as possible, calling upon the Secretariat and other United Nations bodies to address the issue.

See also


  1. ^ "Security Council allows criminal tribunal for former Yugoslavia judges to serve beyond term of office to complete cases". United Nations News Centre. December 14, 2010.

External links

  • Text of the Resolution at undocs.org
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