09/14/2023 OHR

HR Schmidt: ICTY archives should be permanently kept in Sarajevo

High Representative Christian Schmidt addressed the participants of the international conference “30 Years of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia – Legacy and Challenges” in Sarajevo, praising all those who have dedicated their lives to fighting for the truth about war crimes and genocide in BiH.

The High Representative endorsed the initiative for the ICTY archives to be permanently stored in Sarajevo, as this would be the suitable location to preserve the archives and make them available to future generations for information, research, and education.

“The importance of the ICTY for the process of addressing the past and establishing consensus based on truth cannot be overestimated. The story of the evidence will outlive any political discourse of the moment. Those who continue to deny the facts cannot win,” said the HR.