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France becomes the first Permanent Member of the Security Council to sign an agreement on the
enforcement of sentences of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.
On Friday 25 February 2000, His Excellency Mr. Bernard de Montferrand, Ambassador of France to the Netherlands, and Ms. Dorothee de Sampayo Garrido-Nijgh, Registrar of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) signed an Agreement on the enforcement, on French soil, of sentences handed down by the Tribunal.
France becomes the sixth United Nations Member State to sign such an Agreement, after Italy, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Austria. It is the first Permanent Member of the Security Council to cooperate in such a way with the International Tribunal.
This Agreement will enter into force as soon as the French government informs the ICTY that the internal formalities have been completed.
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