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UN prosecutor for the former Yugoslavia to stay in post until December

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UN prosecutor for the former Yugoslavia to stay in post until December

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The chief UN prosecutor for the former Yugoslavia, Carla Del Ponte says she will stay in her post until December in order to help her successor.

She originally planned to step down in September after eight years in the job.

Speaking at the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly, Del Ponte gave an update on the latest situation in the hunt for fugitives. This included former Bosnian Serb army general Ratko Mladic.

“Mladic, we know he is in Serbia, so we can point to Serbia and ask for full cooperation.” she said.

Many believe Belgium’s Serge Brammertz will succeed Del Ponte.

He is currently investigating the killing of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri.

Brammertz’s term as UN investigator draws to a close at the end of December.