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2005-08-29 15:36:41

Judge Is Elected To Tribunal On Crimes Against Humanity

Sir Burton was one of 27 international judges elected by the 59th United Nations General Assembly on August 24 in one round of secret balloting.

Bahamas Chief Justice Sir Burton Hall has been elected to an ad litem judge to the International Criminal Tribunal for the prosecution of serious crimes against humanity in former Yugoslavia.

Sir Burton was one of 27 international judges elected by the 59th United Nations General Assembly on August 24 in one round of secret balloting.

The Assembly also appointed four members to the Joint Inspection Unit.

The ad litem judges were elected for a four-year term starting August 24.

The tribunal is mandated to procesute and try persons responsible for serious violations of international humantitarian law committed in the former Yugoslavia since 1991.

Source: The Tribune

 
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