How was the Ad Hoc Committee on Criminal Accountability of United Nations Officials and Experts on Mission established?
Last Updated: Feb 12, 2015
The Ad Hoc Committee on Criminal Accountability of United Nations Officials and Experts on Mission was established by A/RES/61/29 of 4 Dec. 2006. The Committee was created for the purpose of considering the report of the Group of Legal Experts. The Group of Legal Experts was established by the Secretary-General pursuant to General Assembly resolution 59/300 regarding accountability of United Nations staff and experts on mission with respect to criminal acts committed in peacekeeping operations (UN document A/60/980).
Working documents of the Ad Hoc Committee are issued under series symbol A/AC.273 (2007-2008).
The issue of criminal accountability of UN officials has also been addressed by the General Assembly since 2008. Most notably in the 6th committee meetings of the 63rd, 64th and 65th session (2009-2011).
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