Judge Dennis Byron, President of the ICTR yesterday in Dar es Salaam paid a courtesy call on His Excellency Mr. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of the United Republic of Tanzania and the current President of the African Union.
Judge Byron provided a thorough briefing to his Excellency on the achievements and the challenges of the ICTR completion strategy. They both exchanged views on how best the African Union could assist the ICTR in ensuring a smooth implementation of its completion Strategy. Prior to his audience with the Tanzanian Head of State, Judge Byron also met with the Friends of ICTR composed of Ambassadors, High Commissioners, and other top Diplomatic Representatives of the United Kingdom, the USA, The Netherlands, France, Belgium, Germany, Canada, and Norway. The ICTR President gave them a full picture of the current status of the Tribunal’s work and discussed matters relating to the progress in the implementation of its completion strategy.
Judge Byron began his one-day mission to Dar-es-Salaam by meeting in the morning with The Right Honourable Augustino Ramadhani, Chief Justice and President of the Appeal Court of the United Republic of Tanzania.