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Complete Ad Hoc Tribunals Oral History Collection now available

October 1, 2017

All of the interviews conducted to date for the Ad Hoc Tribunals Oral History Project are now available to the public.

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The Ad Hoc Tribunals Oral History Project has aimed to bring forth highly personal and deeply reflective narratives, which together contribute to an in-depth, textured history of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda (ICTY and ICTR).

Interviewees have occupied a broad range of roles and positions within the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, including judges, prosecutors, defense counsel, language service staff, legal advisors, and IT and support staff. The interviews also provide a wide range of perspectives on the life and work of the Tribunals, particularly during the first decade of their operation.

The collection currently comprises 30 transcripts, each of which has been transcribed from an audio file, corrected by the interviewee, and lightly edited for readability. 

The oral history interviews are archived in a library repository and fully searchable by keyword, making it ideal for students and scholars who wish to explore the collection thematically. 

Five “video clips” – audio excerpts from selected interviews illustrated with still images – offer visitors to the Project site a quick and evocative entry into some of the material contained in the collection.

The full collection can be accessed here.

The Ad Hoc Oral History Project is a project of the Center's Programs in International Justice and Society, directed by Leigh Swigart. More information about the Programs in International Justice and Society is available here.