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Cablegate: Icty: Registrar Thanks Usg for Rules of the Road

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS THE HAGUE 002161

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR S/WCI - PROSPER/RICHARD, EUR - ROSSIN,
EUR/SCE - STEPHENS/GREGORIAN, L/EUR - LAHNE, L/AF - GTAFT.
INR/WCAD - SEIDENSTRICKER; IO - JACOBSON

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: BK HR NL PHUM PREL SR ICTY KAWS
SUBJECT: ICTY: REGISTRAR THANKS USG FOR RULES OF THE ROAD
CONTRIBUTION

REF: 2002 THE HAGUE 3451

1. EMBASSY HAS RECEIVED THE LETTER THAT FOLLOWS IN PARAGRAPH
TWO REGARDING USG CONTRIBUTION TO THE ICTY RULES OF THE ROAD
PROJECT.

2. // BEGIN TEXT OF LETTER//

Clifton M. Johnson
Office of the Legal Counselor
Embassy of the United States of America
Lange Voorhout 102
2514 EJ The Hague


01 August 2003

Dear Mr. Johnson,

The United States Government has made a contribution on
USD$ 175,000 in support of the continuation of the Rules of
the Road project of the Tribunal. Please be informed that
this amount shall be subject to the thirteen (13) per cent
programme support costs, in accordance with the United
Nations regulations.

On behalf of the Tribunal, I would like to take this
opportunity to express my gratitude for the continuous
support the United States had given to the Tribunal.

Yours Sincerely,
/S/
Hans Holthuis
Registrar

//END TEXT OF LETTER//

3. Comment. As indicated in reftel, the Rules of the Road
program was in dire financial straits until the USG
contribution. Earlier in the summer the ICTY Deputy
Prosecutor and other senior officials in the Office of the
Prosecutor (OTP) extended their personal thanks for the USG's
donation, without which this important program would have
died. The OTP is currently formulating with OHR a joint plan
that would transition the Rules of the Road program to
Sarajevo in order to ensure that the tremendous expertise it
has developed will be available to the new State Court and
contribute to the Tribunal's completion strategy. End
comment.
SOBEL

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