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The ICTY through the eyes of children

  • Emira, “Izet Šabić” primary school, Sarajevo.

    Emira, école primaire Izet Šabić, Sarajevo.

    Emira, Osnovna Škola, “Izet Šabić”, Sarajevo.

  • Jasmina, 14, “Zajko Delić” primary school, Sarajevo.

    Jasmina, 14 ans, école primaire Zajko Delić, Sarajevo.

    Jasmina, 14 godina Osnovna Škola “Zajko Delić”, Sarajevo.

  • Lamija, 8, “Pofalići” primary school.

    Lamija, 8 ans, école primaire Pofalići.

    Lamija, 8 godina Osnovna Škola “Pofalići”, Sarajevo.

  • Adnan, Sarajevo.

    Adnan, Sarajevo.

    Adnan, Sarajevo.

  • Adna, 13, “Porodica ef. Ramić”, primary school, Sarajevo.

    Adna, 13 ans, école primaire Porodica ef. Ramić, Sarajevo.

    Adna, 13 godina Osnovna Škola “Porodica ef. Ramić”, Sarajevo.

  • Dino, 10, “Zajko Delić” primary school, Sarajevo.

    Dino, 10 ans, école primaire Zajko Delić, Sarajevo.

    Dino, 10 godina Osnovna Škola “Zajko Delić”, Sarajevo

  • Alisa, 10, Donji Vakuf.

    Alisa, 10 ans, Donji Vakuf.

    Alisa, 10 godina, Donji Vakuf

  • Adin, 7, “Tušanj“ primary school, Tuzla.

    Adin, 7 ans, école primaire Tušanj, Tuzla.

    Adin, 7 godina, Osnovna Škola “Tušanj“, Tuzla.

  • Tarik, 12, “Meša Selimović” primary school, Sarajevo.

    Tarik, 12 ans, école primaire Meša Selimović, Sarajevo.

    Tarik, 12 godina, Osnovna Škola “Meša Selimović”, Sarajevo

  • Ajla, 9, “Zajko Delić” primary school, Sarajevo.

    Ajla, 9 ans, école primaire Zajko Delić, Sarajevo.

    Ajla, 9 godina, Osnovna Škola “Zajko Delić”, Sarajevo.

  • Ajla, 10, “Kulin Ban” primary school, Visoko.

    Ajla, 10 ans, école primaire Kulin Ban, Visoko.

    Ajla, 10 godina, Osnovna Škola “Kulin Ban”, Visoko

  • Matej, 14, “Harmani 2” primary school, Bihać.

    Matej, 14 ans, école primaire Harmani 2, Bihać.

    Matej, 14 godina, Osnovna Škola “Harmani 2”, Bihać.

  • Devleta, 14, “Izet Šabić” primary school, Sarajevo.

    Devleta, 14 ans, école primaire Izet Šabić, Sarajevo.

    Devleta, 14 godina, Osnovna Škola ”Izet Šabić”, Sarajevo.

  • Igor, 12, “Sveti Sava” primary school, East Sarajevo.

    Igor, 12 ans, école primaire Sveti Sava, Sarajevo-Est.

    Igor, 12 godina, Osnovna Škola “Sveti Sava”, Istočno Sarajevo

  • Sarah, 10, “Prva osnovna škola” primary school, Donji Vakuf.

    Sarah, 10 ans, école primaire Prva osnovna škola, Donji Vakuf.

    Sarah, 10 godina, Osnovna Škola “Prva osnovna škola”, Donji Vakuf

  • Adna, 8, Mirsad Prnjavorac”, primary school, Sarajevo.

    Adna, 8 ans, école primaire Mirsad Prnjavorac, Sarajevo.

    Adna, 8 godina, Osnovna Škola “Mirsad Prnjavorac”, Sarajevo

  • Adin, 7, “Tušanj” primary school, Tuzla.

    Adin, 7 ans, école primaire Tušanj, Tuzla.

    Adin, 7 godina, Osnovna Škola “Tušanj”, Tuzla

  • Belma, 8, “Pofalići” primary school, Sarajevo.

    Belma, 8 ans, école primaire Pofalići, Sarajevo.

    Belma, 8 godina, Osnovna Škola “Pofalići”, Sarajevo.

  • Jasmin, 10, “Zajko Delić” primary school, Sarajevo.

    Jasmin, 10 ans, école primaire Zajko Delić, Sarajevo.

    Jasmin, 10 godina, Osnovna Škola “Zajko Delić”, Sarajevo

  • Aleksandra, 12, “Petar Petrović Njegoš” primary school, East Ilidža.

    Aleksandra, 12 ans, école primaire Petar Petrović Njegoš, Ilidža-East.

    Aleksandra, 12 godina , Osnovna Škola “Petar Petrović Njegoš”, Istočna Ilidža.

How do you imagine justice? What kind of work does the Tribunal do? Will war crime trials contribute to reconciliation in Bosnia and Herzegovina?

These questions were posed to a group of children aged 7 to 14 during a workshop organized at the 10th annual Sarajevo Kids Festival held in June 2013.

Guided by an Outreach representative, the children were shown age-appropriate photographs from wartime events and ICTY proceedings. The images were used as a catalyst for a more general discussion about the war in BiH and the ways to deal with its consequences. The children were then encouraged to express their thoughts on justice, reconciliation, and the need for war crime trials through drawing.

Their enthusiastic responses, as well as the drawings they created, show that the children born after the war are very interested in and have their own views about the events from the recent past and the post-conflict recovery of their communities.

You can like your favorite drawing on the ICTY Facebook Page. The five most popular drawings will be used in the design of ICTY informational materials.