NEW YORK – Serge Brammertz has been appointed prosecutor of the United Nations Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) which has replaced the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY).


He has been elected for the period from March 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018, the Mechanism said in a statement.

Representatives of 11 countries voted in favour of Brammertz in a meeting of the United Nations Security Council, while four abstained from voting – Angola, Egypt, Senegal and Russia.

The United Nations Secretary-General has appointed Judge Theodor Meron to a new term as President of the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT), effective March 1, 2016.

President Meron’s new term will continue until June 30, 2018, subject to his reappointment as a Judge of the Mechanism, the MICT said in a statement.

In expressing his intention to appoint President Meron to a new term, the UN Secretary-General acknowledged President Meron’s “astute stewardship” of the Mechanism and his leading role in ensuring that the Mechanism is small and efficient, as envisaged by the UNSC.

President Meron stated that it had been a great privilege to serve as the Mechanism’s President for the last four years and that he was deeply honoured by the trust in his leadership demonstrated by the appointment to a new term.