MIP hosts visit of students of Sarajevo Law Faculty

The Hague
A collage of photos depicting the visit

On 31 May 2024, the Mechanism Information Programme for Affected Communities (MIP) welcomed students and professors from the Sarajevo Law Faculty, alumni of MIP’s Inter-University Video Lecture Programme.

The objective of the visit was to provide the participants with a comprehensive understanding of the work and legacy of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the Mechanism as its successor. Additionally, the study visit aimed to help participants explore the jurisprudence of the ICTY and the Mechanism as they prepare for the ICC Moot Court 2024.

During the visit, participants had the opportunity to meet with the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) representative, Mr. Iain Reid, who presented them with the evidence used in cases related to Sarajevo and Srebrenica.

They also met with Associate Appeals Counsel, Ms. Marie Devoise and Legal Officer Mr. Amir Zec from the OTP, who delivered presentations and conducted a moot court simulation. They focused on practice in ICTY cases, providing practical advice on oral presentations in the courtroom.

This study visit builds upon the Inter-University Video Lecture Programme and its “International Law and Facts Established before the ICTY" lecture series. Organised by the MIP since 2019, this Programme has brought together postgraduate students from 14 law faculties and one faculty of political science across the former Yugoslavia region.Bottom of Form The Inter-University Video Lectures Programme is part of the wider MIP, which is funded by the European Union.

The aim of the MIP is to improve the knowledge and understanding of citizens and communities in the countries of the former Yugoslavia about the crimes committed during the conflicts of the 1990s, based on the jurisprudence of the ICTY and Mechanism.