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Rapp Goes to New York

27 January 2007 at 07:12 | 483 views

According to a special court press release,Stephen Rapp(photo), the newly appointed Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, will be a guest at the United Nations noon press briefing on Tuesday January 30, 2007 at New York Headquarters. Mr. Rapp will discuss and take questions on his role as Prosecutor, the state of the various cases at the Special Court, and the outcome of the Status Conference for the trial of Charles Taylor, held in The Hague on January 26.

Mr Rapp, an American, was Chief of Prosecutions at the United Nations-International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) since May 2005. In this position, Mr Rapp supervised the prosecution of military, government and political leaders responsible for the Rwandan genocide in trials at the ICTR in Arusha, Tanzania.