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Outreach hosts group of war crime trial monitors and journalists from Croatia
The Tribunal's Outreach Programme welcomes today a group of war crime trial monitors and journalists from Croatia on a week-long study visit.
As part of their visit, the group of 18 war crime trial monitors and journalists will meet with the Prosecutor and the Registrar as well as other senior officials from all sections of the Tribunal, including the Defence, and attend presentations on a variety of aspects of the Tribunal’s work, including the Tribunal’s sentencing practice, the running of its Detention Unit and its work with victims of sexual violence. The group will also have an opportunity to attend the Tribunal’s hearings.
The visit is organised by Croatian NGO Documenta Centre for Dealing with the Past as part of its long-term work with local communities to encourage the establishment and acceptance of facts about the war in the former Yugoslavia. The visit is supported by the Dutch Embassy in Zagreb. This is the third visit of war crime trial monitors and journalists to the Tribunal organised by Documenta since 2010.
Commenting on the visit, Head of the Documenta Vesna Teršelić, said: "With this visit, we aim to contribute to more objective reporting by the Croatian media of the ICTY trials. This is particularly important because the public in Croatia does not receive quality information about war crimes or the judicial proceedings for these crimes."
As the ICTY moves towards the completion of its mandate, the Outreach Programme is intensifying its efforts to provide the communities of the former Yugoslavia, including journalists and NGO representatives, with increased access to the Tribunal’s work and to promote a greater understanding of its achievements.
The Outreach Programme benefits from the continuous support of the European Union.
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