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The SENSE Centre for Transitional Justice website has been updated and upgraded by including the SENSE Agency Archive 1998-2019. The archive contains a comprehensive collection of reports covering all war crimes trials before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), as well as a detailed overview of the hearings before the International Court of Justice in cases involving countries of the former Yugoslavia.

The SENSE 1998-2019 archive is a unique publicly accessible and comprehensive chronicle of the ICTY’s work, day by day and case by case.

Access to the online digital SENSE archive is facilitated by a sophisticated search engine. The database offers the ability to search materials by type, keywords, dates and court cases. The database is optimised by algorithms that make search faster and more accurate, with results that, in addition to written reports, analyses and comments, include video and photo documentation. 

By uploading the archive to the Centre’s website, the digital online presentation of the SENSE production from 1998 to the present has been completed. In addition to newly added trial reports, the SENSE production includes five online narratives (Storm, Srebrenica, Targeting Monuments, Kosovo and Ahmici), 722 weekly tribunal broadcast with a total of 360 hours of television programming, as well as seven feature documentaries.

This unique collection of written, audio-visual and documentary material is now accessible in one place. As appraised by Judge Carmel Agius, President of the MICT, SENSE production “presents an excellent example of how the legacy of the ICTY must and will remain relevant and impactful well beyond the closure of the Tribunal”.

Project of development and upgrade of the SENSE TJC website was supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.