Belgium and Germany sign Agreements with the United Nations to Provide Experts to Assist with the Kosovo Investigations conducted by the Office of the Prosecutor.
Over the past weeks, two more States have finalized agreements with the United Nations in order to make national experts available to the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY).
These personnel will work on a gratis basis and for a temporary period with the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) in its investigations on the ground in Kosovo.
The agreements, which came into force on 23 July 1999, were signed by Belgium and Germany for the provision of 20 and 17 experts respectively.
Discussions are ongoing with a number of other States prepared to assist the OTP’s operations in Kosovo. Similar agreements have already been signed with France, Canada, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Denmark, the United States of America, Sweden and Austria (see Press Releases 412, 418 and 421).