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Tribunal hosts a study visit from Youth Initiative for Human Rights Seminar
The Tribunal’s Outreach Programme today welcomes participants of a seminar on the impact of war crimes trials organised by the Youth Initiative for Human Rights for the second of a two-day study visit on the Tribunal’s work, achievements and jurisprudence.
20 young people from Serbia, Croatia, Germany and France comprising history and law students, human rights activists, journalists, and political activists will meet with senior staff members from the Office of the Prosecutor, the Registry and Chambers. Participants will also attend presentations on specific topics such as the Tribunal’s groundbreaking work with victims and witnesses, its relationship with the media, and the legal precedents set by the Tribunal in the fight against impunity for sexual violence.
This visit forms part of a wider seminar on the impact of war crimes trials co-organised by the Youth Initiative for Human Rights (YIHR), a Belgrade-based NGO comprising a network of young people from the region of the former Yugoslavia who are interested in human rights. Participants in the seminar will analyse and discuss the role of war crimes trials and their judicial, political and societal implications in the twentieth century, in particular in Croatia, Serbia, France and Germany. Participants will also visit Dachau and Nuremberg in Germany; Vukovar, Jasenovac, Osijek in Croatia; Belgrade in Serbia; and Oradour-sur-Glane in France. The seminar is financially supported by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of France and Germany.
The Tribunal’s Outreach Programme seeks to contribute to the process of dealing with the past in the former Yugoslavia by encouraging young people to take an active interest in the ICTY’s work and achievements as well as wider issues of justice, transitional justice mechanisms and post-conflict recovery.
The Outreach Programme benefits from the continuous support of the European Union.
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