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Crimes before the ICTY: Prijedor

The discovery that set international criminal justice into motion.

On 6 August 1992, British journalists from ITN and the Guardian unveiled to the world the existence of camps for non-Serb civilians in the area of Prijedor in north-western Bosnia and Herzegovina. Shocking images of emaciated inmates circled the planet in just a few days and shook the conscience of humanity. Barely two months later, a process was set in motion which would change the face of international criminal justice forever. Through interviews, investigative news footage and courtroom testimonies, Crimes before the ICTY: Prijedor depicts the discovery of the camps and the subsequent process that led to the establishment of the first international criminal Tribunal since WWII, as well as the judicial outcome of the crimes committed in this Bosnian town.