The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), (French: Tribunal pénal International Pour le Rwanda), was established in November 8, 1994 by United Nations Security Council resolution 955 in order to prosecute persons responsible for genocide and other serious violations of international humanitarian law committed in the territory of Rwanda and neighboring states between 1 January 1994 and 31 December 1994. The ICTR is located in Arusha, United Republic of Tanzania. In 2003 United Nations Security Council passed resolutions 1503 affirming (ICTY) completion strategy and requested ICTR to formalize a completion strategy based on the ICTY model to that called for completion of all investigations by 2004, trials by 2008 and appeals by 2010. See UNSC, Report on the Completion Strategy of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, UN Doc. S/2009/247, (May 4, 2009).