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Students in town made notorious by massacre learn about the ICTY

Srebrenica, 1 March 2012

A group of 33 fourth-grade students from High School Centre in Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, today gathered to listen to a presentation on the work and achievements of the ICTY delivered by Outreach representative Almir Alić.

During the two-hour multi-media presentation the students were introduced to the Tribunal’s mandate, its structure, rules and procedures, and had a chance to learn more about specific ICTY cases - including cases related to crimes committed in Srebrenica and Čelebići.

Other topics covered during the presentation and ensuing discussion included crimes of sexual violence, the presumption of innocence, the organisation of trials and the UN Detention Unit.

A majority of the students agreed that all those who committed crimes should be held responsible, regardless of their ethnicity, and many said that the Tribunal’s contribution to the punishment of crimes committed in the former Yugoslavia has been a positive thing.

At the close of the event, students were provided with ICTY information materials and encouraged to check out the Tribunal’s website and social media sites.