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The Hague, 1 November 2011
Tribunal Hosts a Study Visit of Serbian Judges' Associates
|Serbian judges' associates of the Belgrade High and Appellate Courts' War Crimes Departments, during their study visit at the Tribunal|
The Tribunal’s Outreach Programme today welcomed a group of eight Serbian judges' associates of the Belgrade High and Appellate Courts' War Crimes Departments on a three-day visit to the ICTY organised by the OSCE Mission to Serbia.
The visit is taking place as part of the Tribunal’s ongoing efforts to strengthen cooperation and knowledge sharing with members of the judiciary in the former Yugoslavia.
Commenting on the visit, Ana Petrović, National Legal Advisor at the OSCE Mission to Serbia, said: “This visit will provide a unique opportunity for the judges’ associates to gain first-hand knowledge on the ICTY’s working methods and relate those to their daily practice in prosecuting war crimes at the courts in Serbia.”
As part of their visit, the judges’ associates will attend presentations on a variety of topics, including the Tribunal’s jurisprudence, its legacy and Residual Mechanism. The group will have an opportunity to meet with a number of Tribunal officials with whom they will be able to discuss legal and other relevant practical issues including how to access ICTY evidence and use the Appeals Chamber Law Research tool.
The Outreach Programme is one of the main tools for sharing the Tribunal’s expertise with local judiciary and other state institutions, as well as with various governmental and non-governmental organisations. 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 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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