The President of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda Judge Dennis Byron has assigned four Permanent Judges of the Trial Chambers of the Tribunal to the Appeals Chamber of the ICTR.
The Judges are Khalida Rachid Khan (Pakistan), William Sekule (Tanzania), Arlette Ramaroson (Madagascar) and Bakhtiyar Tuzmukhamedov (Russia).
A statement issued by Judge Byron on Monday 23 May 2011 announced that the assignments shall take affect from the date on which their respective cases are completed. This follows consultations with the Judges and bearing in mind the need to ensure trial experience from the Tribunal in the work of the Appeals Chamber.
Judge Khan is presently assigned to the Bizimungu et al. case, Judge Sekule, the Butare et al. and the Ngirabatware cases, Judge Ramarason, the Butare et al. case and Judge Tuzmukhamedov the Ndahimana and Nzabonimana cases.
Resolution 1878 (2009) of the United Nations Security Council amended Article 13 (3) of the Statute of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda providing that the President may assign up to four additional Permanent Judges serving in the ICTR Trial Chambers to the Appeals Chamber of the ICTR once their cases are complete.