The witness experience was at the heart of the screening of the Outreach Programme’s documentary Through Their Eyes – Witnesses to Justice today in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
The screening was held in the Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik as part of its International Spring Course on Crime Prevention through Criminal Law and Security Studies. Approximately 30 students and their professors attended the screening, showing much enthusiasm for the documentary and expressing sincere interest in other Outreach productions. Similar screenings were organised with great success last year.
Through Their Eyes – Witnesses to Justice explores the crucial role played by victims in the prosecution and trial of those most responsible for crimes committed during the 1990s in the former Yugoslavia. Through the stories of five witnesses, the film explores their motivation for testifying and demonstrates the courage that appearing in court requires. The documentary provides a lasting reminder of the contributions that witnesses have made to international justice and the importance of live testimony in international criminal proceedings.
As one of the participants said after the screening: “These stories will forever be part of our lives here in the former Yugoslavia”.