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ICTY President McDonald to address the Security Council on Friday 2 October
Following her letter of Tuesday 8 September 1998 to the Security Council, Judge Gabrielle Kirk McDonald, President of the ICTY, has been invited to address the Security Council and to make formal remarks to its members.
President McDonald will address the Security Council on Friday 2 October at 11 a.m. local time. Her remarks will be released from the ICTY in The Hague as soon as the meeting is completed.
The purpose of the President’s letter to the Security Council, following a request by the Prosecutor, Justice Louise Arbour, was to bring to the attention of the Security Council "the continuing refusal of the Government of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro) (F.R.Y.) to co-operate with the International Tribunal (…) and to seize the Security Council "of the urgent need to impress upon the FRY the need to honour its pledges under the Dayton Agreement and its obligations under Security Council resolutions and under international law".
The full text of this letter as well as the Prosecutor’s letter to the President were attached to Press Release 344 of 9 September 1998. Copies can be obtained upon request from the Public Information Unit. These documents are also available on the ICTY Internet Homepage.
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