The United Nations (International Tribunal) (Rwanda) (Amendment) Order 1997

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Published: 1997-07-22

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Whereas under Article 41 of the Charter of the United Nations the Security Council of the United Nations has, by a resolution adopted on 8th November 1994, called upon Her Majesty’s Government in the United Kingdom and all other States to apply certain measures to give effect to a decision of that Council in relation to Rwanda:

Now, therefore, Her Majesty, in exercise of the powers conferred on Her by section 1 of the United Nations Act 1946(1), is pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, as follows:—

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the United Nations (International Tribunal) (Rwanda) (Amendment) Order 1997 and shall come into force on 1st October 1997.

(2) This Order extends to the United Kingdom.

2.  In article 22(1)(b) of the United Nations (International Tribunal) (Rwanda) Order 1996(2) the words “set out in article 15(1) and (2) of the 1974 Order” shall be replaced by the words “set out in articles 15(1) and (2) and 16 of the 1974 Order”.

N. H. Nicholls
Clerk of the Privy Council

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order amends the United Nations (International Tribunal) (Rwanda) Order 1996 (“the 1996 Order”) by extending limited immunities and privileges to a judge, Prosecutor or Registrar of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Genocide and Other Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of Rwanda and Rwandan citizens responsible for genocide and other such violations committed in the territory of neighbouring states, between 1 January 1994 and 31 December 1994, who is a British national or permanently resident in the United Kingdom. This brings the 1996 Order into conformity with the Statute of the International Tribunal.

1946 c. 45.

S.I. 1996/1296.