On 24 August, the Registrar of the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (the MICT) officially recognised the ADC-ICTY as an Association of Counsel Practising Before the MICT, pursuant to Rule 42 of the MICT Rules of Procedure and Evidence. The ADC-ICTY was initially provisionally recognised in December 2012 and has ever since been functioning as the de facto Association for the MICT. Further information on how to apply for the MICT Rule 43 List of Counsel can be found here.
The MICT was established by the United Nations Security Council on 22 December 2010 to carry out a number of essential functions of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), after the completion of their respective mandates.
The MICT comprises two branches. One branch covers functions inherited from the ICTR and is located in Arusha, Tanzania. It commenced functioning on 1 July 2012. The other branch is located in The Hague and inherited functions from the ICTY. It commenced functioning on 1 July 2013.