Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Khalida Khan from Pakistan Chosen as Next President of ICT for Rwanda

Judges on the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda have chosen Khalida Rashid Khan from Pakistan as the next courts President.Khan 61, will assume her new duties Friday, replacing Dennis Byron, who will finish his second two-year term as president of the Tanzania-based tribunal on Thursday.
The ICTR was established by a UN Security Council resolution in November 1994 to investigate and try the individuals suspected of being the main architects of the 1994 genocide against ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus.
Khan, who joined the court in August 2003 and has served as vice president since May 2007, is the second woman appointed to the president’s chair.

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