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Tribunal hosts a study visit of NGO representatives from the former Yugoslavia
The Tribunal today hosted a group of NGO representatives from the former Yugoslavia as part of a study tour on justice and reconciliation.
Thirty-two NGO representatives from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia came to the Tribunal to meet with representatives of the Tribunal’s Outreach Programme and the Office of the Prosecutor to learn about the Tribunal’s work, its relationship with local courts and its impact on the region.
Commenting on the visit, Philippe Bartholmé, Project Manager at the European Commission, said: “The European Commission considers the work of the ICTY as an important step towards justice and reconciliation in the Western Balkans. We are therefore pleased to give the opportunity to a group of civil society representatives from the former Yugoslavia to visit the Tribunal.”
The visit was organised by the “People 2 People” programme of the European Commission as part of a study tour on justice and reconciliation, the aim of which is to provide civil society representatives with an opportunity to familiarise themselves with EU policies and programmes related to justice and reconciliation, as well as to offer them exchange and networking opportunities among themselves and with other European-level civil society organisations active in this field.
The visit is taking place as part of the Tribunal’s efforts to increase cooperation and knowledge sharing with groups and individuals whose professional efforts are aimed at promoting human rights and reconciliation in the countries of former Yugoslavia.
The Outreach Programme benefits from the continuous support of the European Union.
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