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The Hague, 22 September 2010
Major Project to be Launched in the Region to Support Local Judiciaries
The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) is pleased to announce the launch of a major project aimed at providing practical support to legal professionals in the former Yugoslavia handling war crimes cases.
The Tribunal will implement this 18-month programme, titled “War Crimes Justice Project”, together with the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE/ODIHR), the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), and OSCE field operations in the region. The Project was made possible through the generous support of the European Union.
The purpose of the Project is to facilitate the transfer of the Tribunal’s unique institutional knowledge and specialised skills to jurisdictions in the region and ensure that those jurisdictions have access to the Tribunal’s relevant materials in a useable form.
The President of the Tribunal, Judge Patrick Robinson and Ambassador Janez Lenarčič, the Director of ODIHR will present the project on Tuesday, 28 September 2010 in Belgrade, Serbia.
The media are invited to attend the event in the press room of the Appellate Court in Belgrade on Nemanjina street 9 at 10:30 a.m.
This Project forms part of the Tribunal’s ongoing efforts to cement its legacy across the region of the former Yugoslavia.
For further information about this project the media can contact Nerma Jelačić, Spokesperson for Registry and Chambers at jelacic [at] un.org and +31 65 357 8006
International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
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