The Hague Notebooks

SENSE - Center for Transitional Justice started a PDF edition titled The Hague Notebooks, which provides a clear and concise insight into the entire legal process of ICTY cases through chronologically arranged SENSE reports - from the pre-trial phase, through the presentation of evidence, to verdicts.

During almost 20 years of reporting on the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), SENSE has compiled an extensive archive of reports from all trials, and now, with the publication of this PDF edition, aims to systematize these reports by individual cases.

In such a condensed and chronologically arranged format, SENSE reports serve as a user guide for anyone interested to navigate through the archives and further research on legal and factual material collected by the ICTY on the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia during the 1990s.

Each notebook contains a collection of reports on a particular trial in the form they were written while the proceedings were ongoing. These reports quote statements from victims and witnesses, insiders, forensic and other experts, and reference documents introduced into the evidence material.

The edition begins with the publication of two notebooks - from the trials of General Zdravko Tolimir, Assistant Commander of the Main Staff of the Army of Republika Srpska for Security and Intelligence Affairs, and Naser Orić, former commander of the Army of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Srebrenica.