ICTY celebrates 20th anniversary
By The Holland Times Thu. 16 May 2013
The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) will be marking the 20th anniversary of its establishment on Monday, 27 May at 14:45 in the main lobby, followed by the opening of an exhibition and a reception in The Hague’s City Hall Atrium at 17:30. The ICTY came into being pursuant to Resolution 827 (1993) adopted by the United Nations Security Council on 25 May 1993.
The event at the Tribunal will be held in the presence of His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and attended by senior Tribunal officials, including President Theodor Meron, Prosecutor Serge Brammertz, and Registrar John Hocking, along with The Hague Mayor Jozias van Aartsen and Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Renee Jones-Bos.
The ceremony will feature a keynote speech by United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs Patricia O’Brien, as well as reflections from past and current Tribunal officials on the history and achievements of the ICTY.
At the City Hall Atrium of The Hague, ICTY President Meron and Mayor van Aarsten will open an exhibition commemorating the 20 years of the Tribunal’s efforts to end impunity for the crimes committed in the former Yugoslavia.
The exhibition will highlight significant moments of the ICTY’s two decades of existence, including the apprehension of the fugitives, the Tribunal’s role in establishing the facts about the crimes, and the outreach efforts towards the communities of the former Yugoslavia.
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