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Members of Divided Past-Joint Future project team participated in final ICTY Legacy Conference which took place in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, from 22 to 24 June 2017.
Through presence on panel discussions and lectures we had a chance to learn more about the very institution of The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), its work, solved and importance of ICTY, stressing its importance for victims of war. Hocking explained how the Tribunal’s legacy will live on through efforts inside and outside courtrooms in the region and across the world.
During the Conference, regional and international participants discussed key areas of the Tribunal’s legacy, engaging in an active dialogue. In addition to eight main panel sessions, the Conference hosted ten side events, including book launches, a documentary premiere, the opening of an exhibition, and discussions of various regional transitional justice initiatives.
The final panel of the Conference emphasized the need for continuous education and information on the Tribunal’s work. It was emphasized that the ability of national jurisdictions to continue adjudicating war crimes cases in accordance with international standards will represent a cornerstone of the Tribunal’s legacy.
More information ICTY Legacy Dialogues you can find here: http://www.icty.org/en/press/successful-conclusion-of-final-icty-legacy-conference?platform=hootsuite