The Hague, 16 January 2015
Today the Tribunal’s Outreach Programme launched its latest publication entitled ’20 Years of the ICTY’. The book offers a unique insight into the views and arguments presented by the Tribunal’s senior staff and key stakeholders during open discussions about the ICTY’s work.
’20 Years of the ICTY’ contains reports on a series of anniversary events that culminated with a major conference held in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, in November 2013. The discussions benefited from a wide variety of speakers who engaged with the Tribunal’s representatives: from national judiciary officials to human rights activists, from victims to experts on transitional justice, from journalists to politicians. The topics discussed include the impact of the ICTY in the region, lessons learned in the support and protection of victims and witnesses and the possibilities of reparations for victims of the 1990s conflicts in the former Yugoslavia.
The first part of the book provides highlights of different anniversary events held in The Hague and in the former Yugoslavia, ranging from formal celebrations to exhibitions and conferences. The second part contains the open discussions at the Sarajevo conference led between Tribunal’s officials and the more than 200 local and international participants, regarding various aspects of the Tribunal’s work over the past two decades and the legacy it will leave behind.