Press Release . Communiqué de presse
(Exclusively for the use of the media. Not an official document)
The Hague, 4 October 2000
VISIT BY MR. WOLFGANG PETRITSCH, THE HIGH REPRESENTATIVE IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA, TO THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL TRIBUNAL FOR THE FORMER YUGOSLAVIA
Today, Wednesday 4 October 2000, the High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mr. Wolfgang Petritsch, visited the International Tribunal, where he met with the President of the Tribunal, Judge Claude Jorda, and with the Registrar, Dorothee De Sampayo.
In their meeting, President Jorda and Mr. Petritsch discussed a range of substantive issues, including the role the Tribunal is playing and must continue to play in the process of reconciliation in the region. The President stressed that his priority was to ensure that the Tribunal was able to conduct trials in good time in order to fulfil its mission. President Jorda and Mr. Petritsch also discussed the upcoming elections and the impact they might have on the work of the Tribunal.
The Registrar and Mr. Petritsch discussed cooperation between the Tribunal and the Office of the High Representative, as well as areas of mutual interest, including the importance of the Tribunal’s Outreach Programme.
The High Representative was also given a tour of the Tribunal and was able to witness at first hand an ongoing trial in one of the Tribunal’s three courtrooms.