Vijesti Informativnog centra o Međunarodnom krivičnom sudu za bivšu Jugoslaviju (MKSJ) Sarajevo

Samir Avdić hosted the United Nations delegation in the City Hall

Sep 21, 2023 | News

Members of the delegation of the United Nations with headquarters in New York met with Deputy Mayor Samir Avdić.

At the meeting, they discussed the mandate, activities, and future projects of the Sarajevo Information Centre on ICTY, which was established by the Memorandum of Understanding signed by and between the City of Sarajevo and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in November 2016.

“The establishment of information centres like this one in Sarajevo is highly important, because these documentation centers provide direct access to the digital databases of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and represent a platform for a series of educational, scientific-research and similar activities related to rich legacy of the Tribunal,” emphasized Deputy Mayor Avdić.

The ICTY was the first war crimes court established by the United Nations and the first international war crimes tribunal since Nuremberg and Tokyo tribunals. Throughout its existence, the ICTY has advanced the development of international humanitarian law and international criminal law. Its work and achievements have inspired the creation of other international criminal courts, including the Special Court for Sierra Leone and the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia.