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Distinguished Panel on "The Closing of the ICTY and its Effect on Justice and Accountability in the Former Yugoslavia"

March 6, 2008

A panel discussion on the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.

The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) was established by the United Nations Security Council in 1993 to investigate and prosecute crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes committed in the former Yugoslavia since 1991. This panel discussion explores how the impending closing of the ICTY will affect justice and accountability in the Balkans including: the integration of international human rights standards on a national level, the challenges and opportunities confronting the domestic courts and the role of the media/civil society.

Distinguished panelists included: M. Cherif Bassiouni, Distinguished Research Professor of Law at DePaul University College of Law and President Emeritus of the International Human Rights Law Institute; Gordana Igric, Regional Network Director of the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN); Judge Shireen Avis Fisher, International Judge to the War Crimes Chamber of Bosnia & Herzegovina

From the World Beyond the Headlines series. Co-Sponsored by the Center for Eastern European and Russian/Eurasian Studies and the Human Rights Program in partnership with Amnesty International USA Program for International Justice and Accountability.