Maltese judge appointed United Nations Tribunal President


Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Judge Carmel Agius was appointed President of the International Residual Mechanism Criminal Tribunal (IRMICT) within the United Nations. He was appointed by United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

Mr. Agius was elected to the IRMICT from General Assembly of the United Nations in 2012, and currently oversees Ratko Mladic’s appeal on his charges of genocide and other crimes against humanity.

In 2015, Judge Agius became the first Maltese judge appointed as president of an international court when he became the President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). He was also the first Maltese judge elected in a United Nations court.

In January, Judge Agius is expected to chair Mladic’s appeal.

Before becoming ICTY president in 2001, Mr. Agius served as magistrate from 1977 to 1982, then was the Maltese Judge to the Court of Appeal and the Constitutional Court. He retired from the Maltese judiciary in 2010, and in 2015 received the highest civil award in Malta for his contribution to society.