During the next seven days group of Croatian journalists and monitors of war crimes trilas will participate at study visit to The Hague.
As part of their visit, the group of 18 war crime trial monitors and
journalists will meet with the Cheif Prosecutor Brammertz and the Registrar Hocking as well as
other senior officials from all sections of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), including the
Defence, and attend presentations on a variety of aspects of the
Tribunal’s work, including the Tribunal’s sentencing practice, the
running of its Detention Unit and its work with victims of sexual
violence. The group will also have an opportunity to attend the
During the visit participants will visit other judicary institutions in The Hague as well – The International Criminal Court, The Special Court for Lebanon and news agency Sense.
The visit is organised by Documenta as part of its long-term work with local communities to
encourage the establishment and acceptance of facts about the war in
the former Yugoslavia. The visit is supported by the Dutch Embassy in
Zagreb. This is the third visit of war crime trial monitors and
journalists to the Tribunal organised by Documenta since 2010.
Commenting on the visit, Head of the Documenta Vesna Teršelić, said: “With
this visit, we aim to contribute to more objective reporting by the
Croatian media of the ICTY trials. This is particularly important
because the public in Croatia does not receive quality information about war crimes or the judicial proceedings for these crimes.”
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