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Judge Burton Hall appointed to the ICTY

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The United Nations (UN) Secretary-General has appointed Judge Burton Hall (Bahamas) as a Judge of the ICTY, to be assigned on an ad hoc and temporary basis as necessary. Judge Hall’s appointment is effective 21 September 2016 and for the same duration as the term of office of the judges of the Appeals Chamber of the Tribunal.

The appointment of Judge Hall follows the recent amendment of the ICTY Statute by the UN Security Council. On 6 September 2016, the Security Council unanimously agreed to amend the Tribunal's Statute through the adoption of Resolution 2306 (2016), which added Article 13 quinquies regarding the appointment of an ad hoc Judge. This amendment ensures that the Appeals Chamber can be properly constituted in the event of any interlocutory appeals in remaining trial proceedings before the Tribunal.

Judge Hall is a former permanent Judge of the ICTY and current Judge of the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT), presiding over the Stanišić & Simatović retrial before the MICT.

The biography of Judge Hall, as well as all other Judges, can be found on the Tribunal's website.