Serge Brammertz

Serge Brammertz

Serge Brammertz (born 17 February 1962 in Eupen, Belgium) is currently the Prosecutor [http://www.un.org/icty/pressreal/2008/pr1212e.htm] of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

Brammertz was deputy prosecutor of the International Criminal Court from 2002 to 2007. He was a federal prosecutor in Belgium from 1997 to 2002 and assisted the Council of Europe as an expert with a mandate to "set up a mechanism for evaluating and applying nationally international undertakings concerning the fight against organized crime". He also served on the Justice and Internal Affairs committee of the European Commission and for the International Organization for Migration, leading research studies on human trafficking and cross-border corruption in Central Europe and the Balkans.

On January 11 2006 UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan appointed him head of the International Investigation Commission into the murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri. As such, he replaces Detlev Mehlis who stepped down in January 2006.

On 1 January 2008, Brammertz resigned from UNIIIC to succeed Carla Del Ponte as prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

Brammertz is also a former Professor of law at the University of Liège. He is a native German speaker and also speaks fluent Dutch, French and English.

Brammertz was born in 1962 in Eupen and is a member of the German speaking minority in East Belgium.

External links

* [http://www.icc-cpi.int/otp/otp_bioInvest.html Deputy Prosecutor biography] (ICC)
* [http://www.hcss.nl/en/publication/394/Hariri,-Homicide-and-The-Hague.html Hariri, Homicide and The Hague] op-ed by The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/4603668.stm UN appoints new Hariri probe head] , BBC, 11 January 2006
* [http://yalibnan.com/site/archives/2006/12/connecting_the.php Connecting the dots in Lebanon]

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