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The Hague, 31 March 2010
ICTY to Digitise Video Recordings of its Court Proceedings
A major project is underway at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia to convert audio-visual recordings of its court proceedings to high-resolution digital video files. This UN-funded project is due for completion by the end of 2010.
Some 60,000 hours of public court proceedings will be digitised as a result of this project.
The digitisation project will permanently preserve these valuable recordings, which in their current video format are subject to deterioration over time. Conversion of the recordings to digital video files will also facilitate future public access to the Tribunal’s hearings.
The preservation and accessibility of the records and archives falls within the scope of the Tribunal’s Legacy Strategy, the purpose of which is to secure a long-lasting and positive impact of the ICTY in the former Yugoslavia and beyond.
Courtroom proceedings can be followed on the Tribunal’s website.
International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
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