Panel discussion on 20 Years of ICTY Investigations and Prosecutions

You are warmly invited to attend a panel discussion of the ICTY’s Office of the Prosecutor (OTP), entitled:

The Story of the ICTY Office of the Prosecutor (OTP): Starting from Scratch – What We’ve Learned from 20 Years of OTP Investigations and Prosecutions

The conclusion is inescapable that peace in the future requires justice, and that justice starts with establishing the truth.
(United Nations Commission of Experts, May 1994)

The panel discussion will take place on 2 November 2017 from 17:00 – 19:00 at Leiden University’s Hague Campus (Wijnhaven, Room 2.02, Turfmarkt 99, The Hague) and will be followed by a reception.

The OTP raised its first indictment against a former detention camp commander in Bosnia and Herzegovina in November 1994, when the war was still raging in the former Yugoslavia. Since then, 161 persons have been indicted and prosecuted for genocide, crimes against humanity, grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions and war crimes. With the ICTY closing its door at the end of this year, this lecture marks a unique and final opportunity to learn about the work of the OTP directly from its key staff members.

The topics will include:

  • Early days: first investigations and indictments
    · Prosecution of high-level perpetrators
    · Investigation and prosecution of the Srebrenica genocide
    · The importance and role of the OTP analyst in investigations and prosecutions
    · Prosecution of sexual violence
    · Appeals Proceedings – tracing developments in the law through the Tribunal’s jurisprudence
    · Cooperation with the countries of the region and capacity building

The panel will be followed by a Q&A session.

Opening remarks:
Michelle Jarvis, Deputy Prosecutor

Douglas Stringer, Senior Appeals Counsel

Laurel Baig, Senior Appeals Counsel
Dorothea Hanson, Analyst
Peter McCloskey, Senior Trial Attorney
Robert Reid, Chief of Operations

To register please send a confirmation email to  or  by Tuesday 1 November 2017.

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