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New Information Platform for International Legal Assistance

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The Hague, 1 December 2010

New Information Platform for International Legal Assistance

Judicial and State authorities requesting assistance from the Tribunal can now make use of a new information platform launched on the ICTY website today.

The page, available at the following link, provides detailed guidance to parties wishing to seek the assistance of the Tribunal in relation to proceedings carried out before the Tribunal or investigations and judicial proceedings pending in a foreign State.

It provides a list of guidelines on how to request assistance from the Office of the Prosecutor, the Registry, or the relevant authorities of the Netherlands on a number of issues, such as the receipt of ICTY court documents or the taking of statements from ICTY accused. Victims and witnesses can also use the platform for guidance on how to seek variation of their protective measures.

This information platform furthers the Tribunal’s efforts to assist judiciaries in the Balkans and globally in conducting war crimes cases relating to the former Yugoslavia. The new feature will likewise help clarify the avenues for seeking assistance in general criminal, civil and administrative cases.

For more information on International Legal Assistance please visit

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