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is a subdistrict of district Scheveningen
in The Hague
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, the Netherlands
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. The area has around 7,900 residents and contains many trees and the adjoining “Nieuwe Scheveningse Bosjes” and “Oostduinen”. The buildings date from the period 1870–1940. Many of the houses are expensive private residences.
Penitentiary Institution Haaglanden
In the east is location Scheveningen of the Penitentiary Institution Haaglanden (Penitentiaire Inrichting Haaglanden
), located at the road Pompstationsweg. On its premises is also the UN Detention Unit for the detention of persons awaiting trial before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
The International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia since 1991, more commonly referred to as the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia or ICTY, is a...
, and the
ICC Detention Centre for the detention of persons awaiting trial before the International Criminal Court
The International Criminal Court is a permanent tribunal to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression .It came into being on 1 July 2002—the date its founding treaty, the Rome Statute of the...
, as well as former Liberian president Charles Taylor, who is on trial before the Special Court for Sierra Leone
The Special Court for Sierra Leone is an independent judicial body set up to "try those who bear greatest responsibility" for the war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Sierra Leone after 30 November 1996 during the Sierra Leone Civil War...
; the trial location is that of the International Criminal Court, as decided in United Nations Security Council Resolution 1688
United Nations Security Council Resolution 1688, adopted unanimously on June 16, 2006, after recalling all previous resolutions on the situation in Liberia, Sierra Leone and West Africa, including resolutions 1470 , 1508 , 1537 and 1638 , the Council approved the transfer of former Liberian...
of 17 June 2006.