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John Hocking reappointed as Tribunal Registrar

Press Release
(Exclusively for the use of the media. Not an official document)
The Hague, 17 April 2013

John Hocking reappointed as Tribunal Registrar

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia welcomes the reappointment of John Hocking as the Registrar of the Tribunal.

The appointment, effective Wednesday, 15 May 2013, was made by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in consultation with Tribunal President Theodor Meron, in accordance with the Statute of the Tribunal.  He has been appointed for a term of four years or until the completion of the Tribunal’s mandate, if sooner.

As Registrar, Mr. Hocking is in charge of the body of the Tribunal which provides administrative, legal and other support essential for the successful completion of the court’s mandate.

Mr. Hocking is a long-standing staff member of the ICTY having joined the institution in 1997. He held the position of Deputy Registrar from December 2004 until January 2009 when he was named Acting Registrar. He was appointed Registrar on 15 May 2009.

Mr. Hocking was also appointed the Registrar of the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) by the United Nations Secretary-General on 18 January 2012, a position that he will hold while continuing to perform his functions at the ICTY. MICT will carry out a number of essential functions of the ICTY and International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda after the completion of their mandates.