Last week, Registrar John Hockin swore in four new Judges of the International Residual Mechanism of Criminal Tribunals: Aydin Sefa Akay (Turkey), Jose Ricardo de Prada Solaesa (Spain), Ben Emmerson (UK), and Aminatta Lois Runeni N’gum (The Gambia).
The Residual Mechanism has a roster of 25 judges, which has already partially been filled with Judges currently serving in the ICTY and the ICTR. The International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals is a mechanism established by UN Security Council resolution 1966 (2010) to finish the work begun by these two tribunals.
Personal congratulations to Ben Emmerson from iLawyer Wayne Jordash. Justice Emmerson will bring unrivalled experience in international criminal and human rights law to the remaining appeals at the ICTY. It would be difficult to find a more accomplished and knowledgeable lawyer to fulfil this important role.