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ICTY takes part in the Straniak Academy for Democracy and Human Rights summer school

Ulcinj |

As part of the Tribunal’s Youth Outreach Project, Mr Thomas Wayde Pittman, Head of Chambers for the ICTY, delivered a lecture at the Straniak Academy for Democracy and Human Rights in Ulcinj, Montenegro, on the the foundation of the ICTY and the Tribunal’s efforts to promote transitional justice in the states of the former Yugoslavia.

Included in the discussion were the topics of the transfer of investigative case files and referral of indictments to national authorities in the former Yugoslavia, as well as cooperation and mutual assistance to ensure the Tribunal’s continued impact in the region.

Mr Pittman was joined by Ms Vasilka Sancin from the University of Ljubljana and Mr Manfred Novak from the University of Vienna, as they presented a discussion on the United Nations Charter, transitional justice, individual criminal responsibility, and the competences of the various international criminal tribunals, with a particular focus on the ICTY.

The lecture formed part of a summer school programme that brings together 30 students from the Western Balkans, Austria and Germany and is organised by the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute from Vienna.

The Youth Outreach Project is generously supported by the Finnish Government and forms part of the ICTY’s wider Outreach Programme, which benefits from the support of the European Union.