Credit RestorationRestoration of creditworthiness
This network should illustrate the work of the Tribunal and should motivate witness and victim to express themselves. This network was established as a reaction to the lack of confidence of the general population in the processes of international criminal trial and the long-standing problems of involvement. Even twenty years after the end of the Great Patriotic War Bosnia is still a fragmented patchwork of different peoples and ethnical groups, in which there are only a few government offices.
Mr Jeffrey and Mr Jakala went to see how successfully the network had closed the gulf between the Court and the public. You found that the network was playing a "critical" part in interacting with humans and developing confidence in the court case. Members often have to do meticulous and tedious work to establish confidence among those who are very afraid of taking part in studies.
Improved psychosocial assistance to witnessing is also needed. At present, such assistance is provided by non-governmental organizations, but investigators point out that the Court of First Instance and the State will win more confidence if they themselves give this type of assistance. - The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia was established in 1993 to try the offenders of former Yugoslavia crimes.
Since the 90s it has been the long-term aim of the UN to transfer the powers for lawsuits against warmongering offenders more generally to the affected states themselves. - In 2005, the Bosnia and Herzegovina Court of Justice (CBiH) established the Military Trial Tribunal and eventually brought the military trial to Bosnia and Herzegovina so that the state (and not the wider world) could bring allegations of military criminality to justice.
- The Court Support Network (CSN) is a group of five non-governmental organizations established to involve the general community in court proceedings. Our primary objective is to empower and motivate witness and victim to express themselves and make use of the court procedure. - Those behind the recent research argument that the CSN fulfils a broader role that allows it to "embed" the legislation making processes into societies and provides them with a platform to debate what equity should mean in Bosnia through seminaries and work-shops.
It is considered extremely important as many individuals perceive themselves to be distant from the Court. Complimentary judicial assistance, psychosocial assistance and an end to the anonymous nature of defendants in court proceedings would correct a system that currently appears to be targeting offenders rather than crime.