Mechanism launches Lectures on International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia


Judge Carmel Agius, President of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (Mechanism), on Friday launched the second cycle of the Mechanism’s Inter-University Video Lecture Programme (Programme) by delivering a lecture on the creation and jurisdiction of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY).

The Programme, entitled “International Law and Facts Established before the ICTY”, brings together postgraduate students from eight law faculties across the former Yugoslavia. Featuring a series of lectures by different speakers over several months, the Programme focuses on the region’s recent history, the role and contribution of the ICTY, and principles of international criminal and humanitarian law.

More than 100 students took part in today’s online event, including law students from the University of Donja Gorica, the University of Niš, the University of Podgorica, the University of Priština, the University of Sarajevo, the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skoplje, the University of Vitez, and the University of Zagreb.

The Programme forms part of the wider Mechanism Information Programme for Affected Communities (MIP), which was launched in January 2019 to increase awareness and knowledge among affected communities about the 1990s conflicts in the former Yugoslavia, based on ICTY and Mechanism cases. The MIP is generously supported by the European Union and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.

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