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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: Argentina (2014), Australia (2014), Chad (2015), Chile (2015), Jordan (2015), Lithuania (2015), Luxembourg (2014), Nigeria (2015), Republic of Korea (2014), Rwanda (2014)), 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 1901 (2009) [on extension of the terms of office of trial judges at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and on temporarily amending article 11, paragraph 1 of the Statute of the International Tribunal]

16 December 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 1878 (2009) [on extension of the terms of office of permanent and ad litem judges to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and on amending article 13 of the Statute of the International Tribunal]

7 July 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Security Council mission to the African Union; Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo; and Liberia

11 June 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Mission Reports

Letter dated 14 May 2009 from the President of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda addressed to the President of the Security Council : Report on the completion strategy of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (as at 4 May 2009)

14 May 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Statement by the President of the Security Council [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6053rd meeting, 19 Dec. 2008, 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 Jan. 1994 and 31 Dec. 1994"]

19 December 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Security Council resolution 1855 (2008) [on the appointment of additional ad litem Judges to the International Tribunal for Rwanda]

19 December 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 1824 (2008) [on extension of term of office of the permanent and ad litem judges of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda]

18 July 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 1823 (2008) [on termination of prohibitions and dissolution of the Committee established pursuant to resolution 918 (1994) on the sale or supply of arms and matériel to Rwanda]

10 July 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 1804 (2008) [on the situation in the Great Lakes region]

13 March 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Statement by the President of the Security Council [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 5783rd meeting, 21 Nov. 2007, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Great Lakes region"]

21 November 2007 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

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