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Group to conduct a review of the effective operation and functioning of the International Tribunals, and to
submit them, through the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions, to the General
Assembly for consideration at its resumed fifty-fourth session,
1. Takes note of the report of the Expert Group to conduct a review of the effective operation and
functioning of the International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations
of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia since 1991 and 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 and 31 December 1994,2 established by the Secretary-General pursuant to General
Assembly resolutions 53/212 and 53/213, and the note by the Secretary-General transmitting comments
thereon;3
2. Endorses the observations and recommendations contained in the report of the Advisory Committee
on Administrative and Budgetary Questions;4
3. Requests the Secretary-General to transmit to the Security Council for its consideration the report
of the Expert Group,2 together with the note by the Secretary-General transmitting comments thereon;3
4. Welcomes the recent improvements in the functioning of the International Tribunal for Rwanda,
and encourages continued efforts to that effect;
5. Notes that work is in hand to address areas where improvement is needed, including those noted
by the Expert Group and the external and internal oversight bodies;
6. Requests the Secretary-General to report to the General Assembly at its fifty-fifth session, in the
context of the budget of the International Tribunal for Rwanda for 2001, reflecting the views of all organs
of the Tribunal, on actions taken or to be taken to improve the functioning of the Tribunal, including in
respect of the recommendations of the Expert Group that remain under review, to the extent that they can
be implemented;
7. Also requests the Secretary-General to submit a comprehensive report on the results of the
implementation of the recommendations of the Expert Group to the General Assembly at its fifty-sixth
session;
8.

Confirms the appropriation that was approved on a provisional basis in its resolution 54/240 A.
98th plenary meeting
15 June 2000

2

See A/54/634.

3

A/54/850.
A/54/874.

4

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