Outreach
"I loved this presentation"
Janja, 23 April 2014
The great importance that ICTY guest lectures have for BiH high school students was confirmed by today's meeting with high school students from Janja, who said the two-hour presentation delivered by Almir Alić was excellent and has changed their view of the Tribunal for the better.“The presentation was excellent and I learned a lot” said an 18-year old student from Janja. Her one year older colleague acknowledged that “there was so much she didn’t know about"...
Successful training for future educators
Bijeljina, 22 April 2014
As the ICTY nears the completion of its mandate one vital task has been identifying the most suitable NGO partners to take over responsibility for giving presentations on the work of the Tribunal in high schools across Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). The Bijeljina-based Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Republika Srpska (HCHR RS) was a logical choice for this initiative in BiH due to its wealth of experience in projects...
‘Top marks’ for presentation on the Tribunal
Livno, 15 April 2014

Students from the high school in the Bosnian town of Livno today used a guest lecture by Outreach representative Almir Alić as an opportunity to ask numerous questions about the work of the ICTY. “I hardly knew anything about the work of the Tribunal before today,” one 18-year-old admitted afterwards.During the two-hour workshop, the students were given a wealth of information about Tribunal’s establishment, mandate, organisational structure...

Lectures stir up discussion among Montenegrin students
Podgorica, 10 April 2014
Around 90 law students gathered today at two Montenegrin universities to listen to lectures given by Ljiljana Hellman, a court officer in the ICTY's Registry. At the University of Donja Gorica the main topic of discussion was the transfer of cases from the ICTY to local courts. Many students were interested to know how this process was handled, how many cases were transferred and if more would be handed over in future...
Perceptions of the Tribunal improved by Outreach presentation
Istočna Ilidža, 10 April 2014
A presentation given today by Outreach representative Almir Alić at the High School Centre in Istočna Ilidža developed into a two-hour discussion, initiated by the students, about the need to face up to the events of their country’s recent past. Since accountability for perpetrators of war crimes forms an essential part of dealing with the past, Almir used this as a platform to talk to the students in more detail about the work...
    Budding Montenegrin lawyers learn from an ICTY professional
    Podgorica, 9 April 2014
    Ljiljana Hellman, a court officer in the ICTY Registry, today spoke to more than 60 students from the law faculty of the University of Montenegro in Podgorica about the overarching legal framework and specific ICTY practice relating to genocide and command responsibility. This proved to be a popular topic and the students voiced questions, comments and opinions throughout the two hour lecture. They were very interested in the process...
    'It is great to have such issues discussed in high schools'
    Jajce, 9 April 2014
    Not far from the centre of the Old Town of Jajce, nominated for UNESCO’s World Heritage List, is the Nikola Šop high school, whose students today welcomed ICTY Outreach representative, Almir Alić, and during a two-hour presentation shared their impressions of the importance of the Tribunal for the communities in the former Yugoslavia.  More than 50 students gathered to listen to Almir, and between them...
    Macedonian law students get to know the ICTY
    Skopje, 9 April 2014
    Around 55 law students from two universities in Skopje, capital of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, today attended lectures on the practice and jurisprudence of the ICTY, given by John Cubbon, a Senior Legal Officer in the Tribunal’s Chambers.
    John’s first lecture was given at the American University with 15 students in attendance, while the second lecture was given at the law faculty...
    Students discuss ICTY jurisprudence and guilty pleas
    Sarajevo and Tuzla, 4 April 2014
    Guest lectures at the American Universities in Sarajevo and Tuzla and at the Law Faculty of Tuzla University proved that the work of the ICTY generates a lot of interest among students in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Tea Polešćuk, a legal advisor in the Office of the Prosecutor of the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals, visited each of the three universities and talked to a total of around 150 future Bosnian lawyers on plea bargaining...
    Law students from Zenica delighted with their visit to the Tribunal
    The Hague, 3 April 2014
    The study visit of 45 students and professors of the Law Facutly of Zenica University was concluded today after two days of lectures and presentations, and it provided the visitors with a better insight into the work and practices of this institution, which will greatly benefit their future legal careers. This visit was jointly organised by the Tribunal's Outreach Programme and the Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Netherlands...
    Students debate politicisation and the nature of justice
    Trebinje, 27 March 2014
    At today’s high school presentation, Outreach representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Almir Alić, met with students from the Jovan Dučić gymnasium in the town of Trebinje, in the country’s far south. After having listened attentively to Almir’s presentation on the work of the Tribunal, the students engaged in a frank discussion on the politicisation of the ICTY’s work and the nature of justice. One student suggested: “The biggest obstacle...
    Outreach presentation challenges students’ perceptions of the Tribunal
    Bileća, 26 March 2014
    Outreach representative Almir Alić travelled today to the town of Bileća, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), to meet with the students from the ‘Golub Kureš’ high school. In 1992, during the war in BiH, Serb paramilitary groups attacked Bileća and, following their takeover of the municipality, non-Serb civilians, including women and children, were placed in detention centres. It is alleged that detainees were regularly beaten and kept...
    Tribunal's Work Displayed at the Museon Exhibition
    The Hague, 21 March 2014
    An exhibition “Give Peace a Chance” (Werken aan Vrede), which explores the processes of peace and justice, sheds light on the conflicts of the past and discusses the challenges ahead for international organisations, opened today at The Hague’s city museum, Museon. The Tribunal's work features prominently at the display...
    An ‘eye-opening’ Outreach presentation
    Goražde, 19 March 2014
    Outreach representative Almir Alić today travelled to the town of Goražde in the south-east of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) to meet with students from the Enver Pozderović high school there. From 1992 to 1995, Goražde was one the enclaves, along with Srebrenica and Žepa, surrounded and besieged by the Bosnian Serb Army, and suffered terrible destruction during that time...
    Outreach documentary premieres in Zagreb
    Zagreb, 19 March 2014
    Some 50 participants today attended a screening in Zagreb of the third Outreach-produced documentary, Through Their Eyes – Witnesses to Justice. The audience in Zagreb's Cineplexx cinema consisted mostly of young people, including high school students, as well as representatives of many Croatian NGOs, the media and the diplomatic community. The event was organised in co-operation with Youth Initiative for Human Rights...
    The witness experience explored at Outreach screening
    Sarajevo, 18 March 2014
    The third of the ICTY Outreach Programme’s documentary features - Through Their Eyes: Witnesses to Justice – was today screened at the Meeting Point cinema in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The screening, which attracted significant media attention, was also attended by members of the victims community, other NGOs,  representatives of academia and Bosnian judicial bodies...
    Latest Outreach documentary receives its Serbian premiere
    Belgrade, 17 March 2014
    The third in a series of documentaries produced by the ICTY’s Outreach Programme, Through Their Eyes – Witnesses to Justice, premiered today in Belgrade, Serbia. The screening took place in Art bioskop, which forms part of the Ethnographic Museum of Serbia. Over 70 diplomats, NGO representatives, journalists and members of the general public attended the screening...
    Helping to break the silence for young people in Brčko
    Brčko, 14 March 2014
    ICTY Outreach representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina Almir Alić today travelled to the town of Brčko to give a presentation on the work of the Tribunal to a group of students from the Economics High School there. Almir gave an overview of the history of the Tribunal and its achievements, and then went on to talk specifically about the cases of Goran Jelisić and Ranko Češić...
    Paving the way to reconciliation through education and tolerance
    Živinice, 13 March 2014
    “This was a much-needed presentation. I’m surprised that it actually took place in my school, and I’m very happy about it.” This was the reaction of a fourth-year student at the Gymnasium in Živinice, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), where ICTY Outreach represenative Almir Alić today gave a presentation on the work of the Tribunal and its contribution to transitional justice...
    Bosnian Students Learn about their Towns’ War-Time Past
    Bijeljina, 12 March 2014
    The ICTY Outreach programme continued its long-standing cooperation with the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Republika Srpska (HCHR RS) by organising a two-hour interactive workshop in Bijeljina, BiH, as a part of the project “Open Your Eyes, This is Your Past”. Almir Alić, ICTY Registry Liaison Officer in BiH, introduced a group of 16 high school students from Zvornik and Srebrenica with the fundamental principles...
    Tribunal’s Outreach Programme launches third round of its Youth Project
    Sarajevo, 6 March 2014
    The Outreach Programme of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia today launched its third round of high school and university presentations in the countries of the former Yugoslavia. The project is part of the ICTY’s continued efforts to reach out to young generations across the region and stimulate their interest in the Tribunal’s mandate and wider issues of transitional justice and post-conflict recovery...
    Post-Conflict Research Centre interns visit Tribunal’s Sarajevo office
    Sarajevo, 5 March 2014
    The ICTY Field Office in Sarajevo today held a one-day workshop for a group of interns from the Post-Conflict Research Centre (PCRC), giving them the opportunity to learn more about the work and achievements of the ICTY. Outreach representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) Almir Alić presented the interns – who came from BiH, Brazil, Italy, Poland, Serbia and the USA – with a wealth of facts and information drawn from the Tribunal’s...
    Dutch communication and media students learn about the ICTY
    The Hague, 20 February 2014
    ICTY Outreach representative Nenad Golčevski today visited Rotterdam’s Erasmus University to give a lecture about the impact of the ICTY and its Outreach Programme on the transitional justice process in the countries of the former Yugoslavia. The lecture was held as part of a seminar on ‘Human Suffering in Media and Arts’...