United Nations International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals: President Carmel Agius meets with António Guterres in New York.
Grace ATALUI MOKANGO
International Justice and Human Rights Researcher
Global Human Rights Defence
On Tuesday, 7 June, Judge Carmel Agius, President of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals, met with United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres during his visit to New York.
At the meeting, António Guterres expressed his appreciation to President Agius for his outstanding leadership of the Mechanism and commended the progress made by the Mechanism since the closure of the international criminal tribunals, but above all, highlighted its essential contribution to international criminal justice. In his turn, President Agius also expressed his gratitude for the trust and support of the UN through the Secretary-General throughout his tenure at the helm of the Mechanism.
It is worth noting that this was the last meeting because Judge Agius is leaving his position as President of the Mechanism, which he has held since January 2019 and will end on 1 July 2022. He said that serving as President of the Mechanism, and before that of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, had been the honour of his life.
The press release specifies that the President emphasised his conviction that the Mechanism will continue its good work under the direction of his successor and will again benefit from the superb support provided by the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs.
Source and further reading
President Agius Meets with United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres. (2022, 8 June). International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals. https://www.irmct.org/en/news/president-agius-meets-united-nations-secretary-general-antonio-guterres