Sarajevo, 15 June 2009. Hosted by the Ministry of Justice of Bosnia and Herzegovina
UNICRI, in cooperation with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), has convened a Regional Conference in Sarajevo on 15 and 16 June 2009, devoted to the presentation of the “ICTY Manual on Developed Practices”, prepared by the ICTY and UNICRI as part of the project to promote the Tribunal’s legacy. The event, as well as the translation into B/C/S of the ICTY Manual, was made possible thanks to the generous contribution of the Italian Government.
The ICTY Manual on Developed Practices is the outcome of a two-year collaboration between the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and UNICRI. The Manual is intended to serve as a reference tool for global and national level policy makers, international criminal law practitioners and other international, internationalized or hybrid tribunals and aims to facilitate the widespread dissemination of the most effective practices developed by the Tribunal. It is a tool to promote a common language and establish a solid basis of good practices in war crimes prosecution, not just in the Balkans, but also in other post conflict and crisis areas worldwide.
In that respect, the Manual underscores the key role of UNICRI as an interregional Institute of the UN in promotion of the legacy of ICTY in the Balkan Region and in other countries and regions all around the world affected by conflicts.
The Regional Conference in Sarajevo envisages the participation of representatives and practitioners from the courts in the Balkans, as well as from the other International and Hybrid Tribunals, such as the ICC, SCSL, ICTR, STL. Furthermore, various embassies in Sarajevo and International Organizations, such as the EULEX mission to Kosovo participate in this event.