Thank you, President.
Today, I would like to thank President Agius and Prosecutor Bramarts for their explanations.
I was impressed that the mechanism continues to work very well despite the difficulties imposed by COVID-19. Blockades have hindered travel, and social distance has required a variety of work styles, including in court.
Condolences to Judge Kam’s death are also appropriate and pay tribute to his contribution to international justice.
Nonetheless, Mechansim was impressed by the fact that it was able to proceed, and this month it sees the case ending with three important decisions to be made. Through its tireless efforts, the mechanism continues to show that immunity is not and will not be allowed to win.
We continue to welcome IRMCT’s efforts to seek clarification from genocide perpetrators in Rwanda and continue to promise to support the mechanism. We thank the mechanism for its continued efforts to advance the Félicien Kabuga case on the basis of its success and ensure that the remaining suspicious Génocidaires face justice. Special thanks for the latest information and progress, especially if you note that Protais Mpiranya remains large and encourages all relevant states to cooperate in his arrest. ,
We admire the mechanism for advancing the exam. In fact, today, in one of the final decisions focused on the conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Mechanic’s Court of Appeals upheld Ratko Mladic’s conviction. Due to the tenacity of the mechanism, his attempt to overtake and avoid justice has failed. We hope that this decision will provide some rest for the survivors and the families of his victims.
We are proud to support the mechanism by agreeing that Radovan Karadži will be sentenced to life imprisonment in a British prison. He is one of the few in the world convicted of genocide. He, along with Ratko Mladic, was responsible for the massacre of men, women and children in the Srebrenica massacre and helped prosecute the siege of Sarajevo in a ruthless attack on civilians.
International justice can only be achieved through international cooperation. We call on all Member States to support the mechanism. We have a collective responsibility for the justice of the victims. Under this Council resolution 1966, all countries cooperating with the mechanism have a clear obligation.
However, regional judicial cooperation in the West Balkan remains inadequate and has direct implications for achieving victim justice. It is serious that the mechanism introduced Serbia to the council three times due to the failure of the arrest and transfer of Petal Jojić and Velika Radeta, following many years of request, consideration and debate. We urge Serbia to obey the orders of the mechanism.
We also urge countries to work with the Public Prosecutor’s Office to pursue the remaining fugitives from justice.
The glory of war criminals and the denial of genocide continue. This is unacceptable and increases the suffering of the victim. Reconciliation is difficult. We must accept and acknowledge the truth of the past in order to move forward. Admiring the perpetrators and instigators of these vicious acts keeps us further away from reconciliation and hinders the achievement of a positive future. Britain continues to condemn all forms of denial and glory and calls on all Member States to do so.
As we have seen through our actions, the United Kingdom remains committed to the mechanism, fulfilling its mission and fulfilling its vision of being a small, temporary and effective organization, as much as possible in the United Kingdom. Reaffirm your willingness to help.
Thank you, President.
Welcome the IRMCT’s work to explain the perpetrators of genocide in Rwanda
SourceWelcome the IRMCT’s work to explain the perpetrators of genocide in Rwanda