ICTY Digital Archives

The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) Digital Archives provide access to a range of documents and other records associated with the work of the ICTY.  The result of an ongoing collaboration between Dodd Impact Programs, the UConn Libraries, the Connecticut Digital Archive, and individual scholars, witnesses, and others involved in the Tribunal, the ICTY Digital Archives seek to make the work of the tribunal accessible to researchers, educators, students, and others. The project continues to work to identify, evaluate, process, and make available additional materials with the goal of advancing a better understanding of the work of the ICTY and the history of the conflict in the former Yugoslavia.

ICTY Archives’ Path to The Dodd Center for Human Rights

The following publications outline the call for open ICTY archival access, beginning in 2008.

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Truths, Memories and Historians in the Archives of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia
Robert Donia
pp. 223–228 in H.G. van der Wilt, J. Vervliet, G.K. Sluiter. J.Th.M. Houwink ten Cate (eds), The Genocide Convention: The Legacy of 60 Years (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Leiden 2012)

OTP-ICTY Digital Archives Project Proposal
Complete documentation on file with Predrag Dojčinović

Safeguarding the Hague Tribunal’s Unique War Archives, Balkan Transitional Justice 
Richard A. Wilson, Robert J. Donia, Saskia Baas
March 30, 2016

Op-ed: Preserve the Archives of the Yugoslavia Tribunal, NRC Handelsblad
Saskia Baas and Richard Ashby Wilson
April 4, 2016

The Truths of the War, Leuven Transitional Justice Blog, Institute of Criminology at the University of Leuven
Predrag Dojčinović
October 11, 2018

Explore the ICTY Digital Archives Collections

Robert Donia Collection

Robert Donia

The documents in the collection were admitted into evidence on July 22, 2010, in the case of The Prosecutor v. Radovan Karadžić, subsequent to being referenced in the testimony of Robert Donia. Robert J. Donia served as an expert witness at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY).

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Predrag Dojčinović Collection

Predrag Dojčinović

The records from The Prosecutor v. Ratko Mladić offer multifaceted historical, political, military, cultural and legal narratives, covering the time frame before, during and after the crime of genocide was committed against the Muslim population of Bosnia and Herzegovina between 1992 and 1995.

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Ellen Elias-Bursać Collection

The Ellen Elias-Bursać Collection offers an overview of translation and interpreting challenges that arose during the trials at the ICTY. The archive includes administrative documents, trial transcripts, official memoranda, judgements and other documents related to dilemmas and disputes posed by translations and interpreting of Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCS) terms.

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Upcoming Collection: The Dan Saxon Collection

The Dan Saxon Collection is a compilation of records and materials from the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia's (ICTY) trial of General Momčilo Perišić. The collection contains prosecution and defense exhibits, trial transcripts, legal briefs, documents, videos and photos describing the coordinated assistance in men and materiel provided by the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia to the armies of Republika Srpska and Republika Srpska Krajina from 1992 - 1995.

The collection is currently under construction. You can read the introduction to the collection here. You can visit the partial collection using the link below.

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Upcoming Collection: The Andras Riedlmayer Collection

The András Riedlmayer Collection is a comprehensive archive documenting the cultural heritage of Southeastern Europe, particularly during the Balkan Wars of the 1990s. It includes meticulous records, photographs, and reports from Mr. Riedlmayer’s extensive fieldwork for the UN war crimes tribunal, detailing the destruction of libraries, mosques, and other cultural sites in Bosnia, Kosovo, and beyond. His work remains a crucial resource in the international efforts to preserve and restore the region’s diverse cultural legacy. Join us as we explore his work and the enduring significance of Southeastern Europe’s cultural diversity in the face of adversity.  

The collection is currently under construction. You can read the introduction to the collection here. You can visit the partial collection using the link below.

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The Goražde Legacy-ICTY Pilot Collection

The Goražde - ICTY Pilot Collection is a joint project established between the Human Rights Dodd Impact initiative and the filmmakers of the documentary UNCONQUERED: Goražde - City of Heroes. This forthcoming digital archive will incorporate interviews, footage, and still images from the acclaimed feature film documenting firsthand testimony of the Bosnian Serb attacks and occupation of Goražde during the Bosnian War between 1992-1995.

The pilot collection will enrich the existing ICTY Digital Archives by providing additional primary source materials that convey experiences during the prolonged siege of Goražde, including war crimes, and post-conflict justice. The archive holds significant educational value for research purposes and will continue expanding through student multimedia projects and materials from the documentary’s production archive.

Learn more about the project and the archive here.

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