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Material posted from 1994 to 2004 by me when I was Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and the Legal Counsel of the United Nations




From 1993 to 2004, the UN Office of Legal Affairs was involved in and in some cases directly responsible for the establishment of the following institutions:







The International Tribunal for the

 Former Yugoslavia (1993)





The International Tribunal for Rwanda (1994) 





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The International Seabed Authority (1994) 


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The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (1996)


The Commission on the Limits of the

 Continental Shelf (1997) 



                                                                                                                                                rome statute 1998-07-18

International Criminal Court (1998)                                                                 Ceremony Marking the Opening for Signature

                                                                                                             of the Rome Statute of the Internaional

                                                                                                             Criminal Court on 18 July 1998





                                                                                     Signing the Agreement on the Special Court for

                                                                                                           Sierra Leone with Minister of Justice Solomon

                                                                                                           Berewa on 16 January 2002 




The Special Court for Sierra Leone (2002)                                             With President Kabbah at the Courthouse Opening

                                                                                                                                               Ceremony on 10 March 2004



                                                                                                                              in the killing fields march 2000

                                                                                                                  In the Killing Fields Cambodia March 2000   





Extraordinary Chambers of the                                                                                                                      Photo OCM

National Courts of Cambodia (2003)                                   Signing with His is Excellency Sok An the Agreement between

                                                                                                                                   the Royal Government of Cambodia and the United Nations at the 

                                                                                                                                   Chaktomuk Theatre, Phnom Penh on 6 June 2003




                                                                            Iraq 1998 




                                                        Photo John Isaac                                                                               Photo John Isaac

                          Baghdad February 1998                                        Baghdad February 1998