Speaking at the UN, Meron stressed the court would continue to operate to prosecute the most wanted fugitive suspects. They are Bosnian Serbs Radovan Karadzic and Ratko Mladic and former Croatian General Ante Gotovina.
"Our historical mission will not have been accomplished and we will not close our doors before Karadzic, Mladic, and Gotovina have arrived at The Hague and have been tried according to the whole panoply of due process and human rights protection that our jurisprudence affords," Meron said.
The tribunal's prosecutor, Carlo Del Ponte, told the Security Council that Serbia and Montenegro, Croatia, and Bosnia's Serb entity have improved cooperation with The Hague. But she said they need to improve further to ensure the handover the remaining 10 indictees.