The Sanela Diana Jenkins Human Rights Project co-organized
and co-sponsored this conference with the International Criminal Tribunal for
the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the Government of the Netherlands. The
conference took place in February 2010 in the Hague and afforded a unique
opportunity for stakeholders from the Balkans and other relevant international
actors to comment on the Tribunal’s legacy vision in the former Yugoslavia,
exchange information about the legacy work that is being carried out by the
Tribunal and other UN and international organizations in the former Yugoslavia,
and explore ways to improve cooperation in the pursuit of common goals.
Particular attention was paid to building the capacity of national war crimes
courts in the former Yugoslavia and to enabling their access to the ICTY's
records and archives, without compromising witness security. Martinus Nijhoff
has published a book “Assessing the Legacy
of the ICTY” containing conference essays. For extensive
background material and videos of the conference in several languages, click here.
In 2010, UCLA School of Law students served as rapporteurs at the ICTY conference.
Photos courtesy of UN-ICTY,
© 2010. L. Hondebrink-Hermer