International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia

Outline of the organisation

The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) was established by Security Council Resolution 827. The resolution was passed on 25 May 1993 in the face of the serious violations of international humanitarian law committed in the territory of the former Yugoslavia since 1991, and as a response to the threat to international peace and security posed by those serious violations. The ICTY was located in The Hague. During its mandate, which lasted from 1993 - 2017, it irreversibly changed the landscape of international humanitarian law, provided victims an opportunity to voice the horrors they witnessed and experienced, and proved that those suspected of bearing the greatest responsibility for atrocities committed during armed conflicts can be called to account. The ICTY formally closed in 2017 and is no longer available for internships.

The website stands as a monument to those accomplishments, and provides access to the wealth of resources that the Tribunal produced over the years.