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Second phase of the Youth Outreach Project concludes in Split

Split, 30 October 2013

The Tribunal’s Outreach Programme today concluded its widely praised Youth Outreach Project for the 2012/13 academic year with a university lecture at the Faculty of Law in Split, Croatia.

Wayde Pittman, Senior Legal Officer in the ICTY’s Appeals Chamber, spoke to over 70 students on the topics of plea bargaining and sentencing practice.

The students were enthusiastic in their response. One young woman, Anita Mandura, said she had found the lecture exceptionally interesting and pointed out that this was the first time she had an opportunity to hear about the plea bargaining from the perspective of victims.

Law Faculty professor Antonija Krstulović Dragičević said: “The lecture provided an excellent insight into the judicial practice at the ICTY. This will also help students better understand new Croatian legislation, which is more than ever before under the influence of the common law system.”

During 2012/13 the Youth Outreach Project reached nearly 2,400 students from 40 high schools and more then 1,100 students from 25 universities throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Serbia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Montenegro. The Outreach Programme hopes to continue its youth-focused activities in 2014.