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The Hague, 9 December 2010
ICTY Delivers 1000 Pages of Transcripts in Local Languages to the Region
The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia today delivered more than 1000 pages of trial transcripts produced in local languages to the Prosecutor’s Offices in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia.
The delivery of the transcripts to the former Yugoslavia is part of the War Crimes Justice Project, which aims to enhance the capacity of regional judiciaries to handle complex war crimes cases. The transcripts are being produced in the local languages from the audio recordings of the ICTY court hearings. Until October 2010, the trial transcripts were available only in English and French, the official languages of the ICTY.
A total of 12 priority transcripts were delivered to the three countries today, with each office receiving four trial transcripts, amounting to roughly 350 pages each.
In October, the Tribunal delivered 500 pages of transcripts to the Croatian authorities, while 400 pages were delivered to Serbian authorities in early November. Also in November, Bosnia and Herzegovina received its first set of transcripts. The Tribunal aims to produce a minimum of 60,000 transcript pages in local languages as part of the War Crimes Justice Project.
The War Crimes Justice Project is a 4-million euro regional project funded by the European Union and carried out by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), in partnership with the ICTY, the UN Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute, and OSCE field operations.
For more information on the project please contact Ms. Sanela Tunović, the Outreach Officer for the War Crimes Justice Project at +387 61 539 535 or wcjp [at] odihr.pl ( )
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