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Legacy website of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia

Since the ICTY’s closure on 31 December 2017, the Mechanism maintains this website as part of its mission to preserve and promote the legacy of the UN International Criminal Tribunals.

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Voice of the Victims

The Tribunal’s courtrooms have heard hundreds of victims tell what are often painful and tragic stories about what they saw and experienced. People of all walks of life -farmers, doctors, housewives, local politicians, mechanics, students, school children and many others- were victims of horrific crimes. Many of them were victims simply because they were of a different ethnicity from their attackers.

Many victims who testified before the Tribunal courageously related how they were either beaten, tortured, raped, sexually assaulted, forced from their homes, watched how their family members were murdered, or how they saw others fall victim to these terrible crimes. Here you will find some of their stories.