The Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (Mechanism) has launched a small exhibition of select material contained in the archives of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY).

Entitled ICTY: Looking Back, the exhibition was prepared by the Mechanism Archives and Records Section (MARS) to mark the 25th anniversary of the founding of the ICTY by highlighting the importance of the ICTY and its work through significant events in the Tribunal’s history. The exhibit features only a fraction of the wealth of material contained in the ICTY archives, including selected copies of judicial records, photographs, publications, artwork, material related to the work of the Office of the Prosecutor, and material related to the work of defence counsel.

The exhibition will remain on display throughout 2018 in the archives research room of the Mechanism’s Arusha branch and in the lobby of the Hague branch.

With the completion of the respective mandates of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and the ICTY, thousands of linear metres of physical records and petabytes of digital records generated as a result of their work have been transferred to the custody of the Mechanism. The management, including preservation and long-term access, of the archives of the two Tribunals is one of the Mechanism’s core areas of responsibility.

If you have any questions or comments about the exhibition or the Mechanism’s archives in general, please contact MARS at marsarusha [at] un.org (Arusha branch) or marshague [at] un.org (Hague branch).