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Dutch students visit ICTY’s Sarajevo Office

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The ICTY’s field office in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), today received 26 postgraduate students from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) for a briefing on the work of the Tribunal.

During the visit, which was organised as part of a broader study trip to the region, the students engaged in a dynamic discussion with ICTY representative Mr Almir Alić about the achievements and current activities of the Tribunal.

The Dutch students showed great interest in the work of the ICTY’s Outreach Programme, recognising the importance of an effective communication between the Tribunal and the communities of the former Yugoslavia. They were keen to learn more about the role played by the Tribunal in assisting people in the region to come to terms with the recent past and combating the denial of crimes committed during the conflict.

Following the presentation, one student said: “I realise now the importance of war crime trials in the wider context of transitional justice. I hope for a brighter future for all communities in BiH.”