Legacy website of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia

Since the ICTY’s closure on 31 December 2017, the Mechanism maintains this website as part of its mission to preserve and promote the legacy of the UN International Criminal Tribunals.

 Visit the Mechanism's website.

ICTY Outreach Concludes Kosovo High-School Presentations Programme Amid Praise

Press Release
(Exclusively for the use of the media. Not an official document)

The Hague, 10 December 2010

ICTY Outreach Concludes Kosovo High-School Presentations Programme Amid Praise

The third round of the ICTY’s Outreach Programme’s high-school presentations in Kosovo ended Thursday, 9 December 2010, amidst high praise from participating schools.

The Tribunal’s Outreach staff in Pristina conducted presentations in 15 high schools around Kosovo from October to December 2010. Over 700 grade 12 students attended the multimedia presentations designed to bring closer the Tribunal and its work to the youth in the region. The presentations were welcomed by students and professors alike, and made for highly interactive and insightful discussions during the sessions.

“The students are approaching the lecture in a delightful way and consider that without the lecture they would not have learned this information” said Fatmire Fusha, the Deputy Director of the Aleksandër Xhuvani Gymnasium in Podujevë/Podujevo. “Since the ICTY’s lecture, the students are expressing themselves differently and are a bit more grownup about their thoughts on the information they receive from the media.”

The project was designed to introduce students to the Tribunal and the achievements it made in the 17 years of its existence. The students learned about the cases that have been completed before the Tribunal, their contribution to the establishment of facts as well as the wider influence the ICTY has had on the development of the rule of law in the region.

“I consider that this discussion will remain in the memories of the students who experienced that time without being fully conscious of the horror they witnessed with their families,” said Sabit Kadriu, a professor at the Eqrem Çabej Gymanisum in Vushtrri/Vucitrn.

The first and second rounds of the Kosovo presentations took place in the 2006-2007 and 2008-2009 school years, where more than 1200 students from 35 high schools learned about the Tribunal’s work. This project is organised by the European Union funded Outreach programme of the ICTY in conjunction with the Humanitarian Law Centre in Kosovo, and is supported by the Kosovo Ministry of Education.

For more information on the project please contact Mr. Shkelzen Dhomi, at +381 38 504 604 4101 or dhomi [at] un.org.


For more information on the Tribunal’s Outreach Programme, visit:

International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia

For more information, please contact our Media Office in The Hague
Tel.: +31-70-512-8752; 512-5343; 512-5356 Fax: +31-70-512-5355 - Email: press [at] icty.org
Follow ICTY on Twitter and Youtube