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The Hague, 3 December 2010
ICTY Conducts Training Session for Bosnian Legal Professional
The ICTY yesterday began a two-day training session for legal professionals from the Cantonal Prosecutor’s Offices of Mostar, Orašje, Goražde, Zenica, Livno, Široki Brijeg, Travnik, Sarajevo and Tuzla, as part of the War Crimes Justice Project (WCJP).
The goal of the training, which is taking place in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, is to transfer the Tribunal's institutional knowledge and specialised skills to jurisdictions in the region, thereby enhancing their capacity to handle complex war crimes cases.
The training is intended to strengthen the ability of the Tribunal’s local counterparts to locate and seek ICTY information and materials relevant to their work and will cover the use of the website and databases such as the ICTY Court Records Database and the Appeals Chambers Case Law Research Tool. It will also cover making requests to the ICTY for legal assistance and for variation of protective measures under the Tribunal’s Rules of Procedure and Evidence.
The project envisages similar training sessions with staff of the local war crimes courts and prosecutors’ offices from throughout the region of the former Yugoslavia.
The WCJP is a 4-million euro regional project funded by the European Union and carried out by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), in partnership with the ICTY, the UN Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute and OSCE field operations.
For more information on the project please contact Ms. Sanela Tunović, the Outreach Officer for the War Crimes Justice Project at +387 61 539 535 or wcjp [at] odihr.pl ( )
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