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‘This presentation should be given in as many schools as possible’

Doboj, 26 February 2013

Some 30 fourth-year students attended today’s Outreach presentation at the ‘Medical’ high school in the northern Bosnian city of Doboj.

Outreach representative Almir Alić introduced the students to the work and achievements of the ICTY and then opened the floor to questions. The young people were especially keen to hear about Almir’s experiences in giving similar presentations across Bosnia and Herzeoginva’s ethnic divide.

Almir explained to the students how the Tribunal works to individualise criminal responsibility, thereby preventing the demonisation of entire ethnic groups and supporting post-conflict recovery in the former Yugoslavia.

One 17 year-old student said she believed that post-war reconciliation can be achieved through “recognition of guilt, education of young people and the introduction of a functional state and legal model”. Another student offered Almir her congratulations on the presentation and said she believed it should be given “in as many schools as possible”.