International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY)

The International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) was established in 1993 according to the Security Council resolution 827, S/RES/827(1993) for the prosecution of persons responsible for serious violations of international humanitarian law committed in the territory of the former Yugoslavia since 1991. The Tribunal was located in the Hague.

The ICTY closed on 31 December 2017. The International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT) maintains the website with all information, reports and documents as part of its mission to preserve and promote the legacy of the UN International Criminal Tribunals.

The ICTY was the first war crimes court created by the UN and the first international war crimes tribunal since the Nuremberg and Tokyo tribunals. It was established by the Security Council in accordance with Chapter VII of the UN Charter.

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