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UN Security Council

The Security Council has primary responsibility, under the UN Charter, for the maintenance of international peace and security. Organized to function continuously, a representative of each of its members must be present at all times at United Nations Headquarters. The Council consists of 15 members: five permanent members with veto power (China, France, Russian Federation, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America) and ten non-permanent members (Membership: Angola (2016), Egypt (2017), Japan (2017), Malaysia (2016), New Zealand (2016), Senegal (2017), Spain (2016), Ukraine (2017), Uruguay (2017), Venezuela (Bolivian Republic of) (2016)) five of which are elected each year by the General Assembly for a two-year term.  Website: www.un.org/en/sc/
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Security Council resolution 2306 (2016) [on extension of the terms of office of permanent and ad litem judges and of the Prosecutor at the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY)]

6 September 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2269 (2016) [on the appointment of the Prosecutor of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals with effect from 1 Mar. 2016 until 30 June 2018]

29 February 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2256 (2015) [on extension of the terms of office of permanent and ad litem judges and of the Prosecutor at the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY)]

22 December 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7559th meeting, 16 November 2015, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia since 1991; International Criminal Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Genocide and Other Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of Rwanda and Rwandan Citizens Responsible for Genocide and Other Such Violations Committed in the Territory of Neighbouring States between 1 January 1994 and 31 December 1994"]

16 November 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Security Council resolution 2193 (2014) [on extension of the terms of office of permanent and ad litem judges at the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) until 31 Dec. 2015]

18 December 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2194 (2014) [on extension of the terms of office of permanent judges at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)]

18 December 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2130 (2013) [on extension of the terms of office of permanent and ad litem judges at the International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, who are members of the Trial Chambers and the Appeals Chamber, until 31 Dec. 2014 or until the completion of the cases to which they are assigned]

18 December 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2081 (2012) [on extension of the terms of office of judges of the International International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia ("the International Tribunal")]

17 December 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2080 (2012) [on extension of the terms of office of judges of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)]

12 December 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6844th meeting, 9 Oct. 2012, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Sierra Leone"]

9 October 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

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