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The Hague, 13 January 2011
ICTY Conducts Training Session for Croatian Legal Professionals
|During the latest training in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) today began a two-day pilot training session for judges and prosecutors from various county courts in Croatia as part of the War Crimes Justice Project (WCJP).
The goal of the training, which is taking place at the Judicial Academy in Zagreb, Croatia, 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.
Similar training took place in Belgrade and Sarajevo at the end of last year. Further training sessions are scheduled to be held in the region in the next three months.
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 (UNICRI) and OSCE field operations.
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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 ()
For more information on the War Crimes Justice Project please visit http://www.icty.org/sid/240
War Crimes Justice Project Partners
This project is funded by
the European Union