This article provides a preliminary review of the key features and the achievements of the United Nations Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (mict) so far. The article first addresses the completion process of the ad hoc Tribunals that led to the establishment of the mict, before providing a detailed overview of the structure and main functions of this new jurisdiction. The article further includes an analysis of the recent case law of the mict, which will be particularly useful in understanding contemporaneous issues surrounding residual functions of international criminal jurisdictions.
Security Council Resolution 827 (1993) establishing the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (S/res/827); Resolution 955 (1994) establishing the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (S/res/955).
Security Council Resolution 1503 (2003) (S/res/1503). See also Security Council Resolution 1534 (2004) (S/res/1534).
Security Council Resolution 1966 (2010) establishing the Residual Mechanism 22 December 2010 (S/res/1966).
Security Council Resolution215016April 2014 (S/res/2150)