Practice Relating to Rule 161. International Cooperation in Criminal Proceedings
Section E. Cooperation with international criminal tribunals
In 1997, during plenary discussions in the UN General Assembly on a report of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), Pakistan stated:
Security Council resolution 827 (1993) called upon “all States” to cooperate with the [ICTY] in order to ensure its effective functioning. In this regard, we appreciate the cooperation extended by Croatia and the central authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina. However, cooperation from the other parties is not satisfactory. Despite repeated appeals from the international community, one of the parties has not yet taken measures to enact legislation enabling it to cooperate with the Tribunal.
[Pakistan] would like to welcome the cooperation extended to the Tribunal by the United Nations Transitional Administration for Eastern Slavonia, Baranja and Western Sirmium (UNTAES) and the Stabilization Force (SFOR).
Holding perpetrators to account [for] grave violations against children continues to be rare … and yet is a crucial element towards protecting children’s rights … In those cases where national authorities are unwilling or unable to hold perpetrators to account, due to lack of capacity or resources for instance, international justice mechanisms, including through the work of the International Criminal Court, and ad hoc
and mixed tribunals, can and should play a complementary role.