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New judge at ICTR takes oath of office

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    The enable a successful completion strategy of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the UN Secretary General Moon has appointed an accomplished jurist to do just that - Bakhtiyar Tuzmukhamedov from the Russia.

    By Hirondelle news agency

    12th September 2009

    UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

    UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has appointed 54-year-old Bakhtiyar Tuzmukhamedov from the Russian Federation as a permanent judge at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), trying key suspects of the 1994 genocide.
    The new judge was sworn in on Thursday by the ICTR President Justice Dennis Byron the tribunal’s seat in Arusha.
    “I am honoured to be assigned with the ICTR,” Judge Tuzmukhamedov remarked to Hirondelle Agency moments after he was sworn in.
    Prior to joining the ICTR, Judge Tuzmukhamedov was counsellor of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation from 1992, as well as being professor of international law at the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry in Moscow since 1984. Before that, from 1977 to 1984, he was a research fellow at the Law of Sea Division, Institute of Merchant Marine.
    The judge has held several high-profile positions in professional associations, including being vice-president of the Russian Association of International Law; deputy editor-in-chief of the Moscow Journal of International Law, and member of the editorial committee of the International Review of the Red Cross.
    He is a graduate of Moscow State Institute of International Relations where he received basic legal education and was in 1983 conferred a degree of the Candidate of Juridical Science (CDS). In 1994, he received an LLM degree from the Harvard Law School.
    Currently nine permanent judges and eleven ad-litem (temporary) judges seat at the ICTR.
    The UN Security Council in July, this year, extended mandate of the ICTR judges to December 2010 to enable them complete all pending cases.

    Source: IPPmedia