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HU OSA 304
Fonds 304: Records of the International Human Rights Law Institute Relating to the Conflict in the Former Yugoslavia


1973-1994 (1973, 1987, 1990-1994 (predominant 1991-1994))

Extent and medium

Estimated total:
10.0 linear meters (80 boxes), 252 video cassettes-VHS, 36 audio cassettes, 68 books
Currently processed:
92 Archival boxes, 12 linear meters
23 Audio cassette, 0.35 linear meters
234 VHS, 6 linear meters
Total: 18 linear meters

Name of creator(s)

International Human Rights Law Institute, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Administrative/Biographical history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by M. Sherif Bassiouni, Chairman of the United Nations Commission of Experts and President of the International Human Rights Law Institute.

Scope and content

The records of the International Human Rights Law Institute kept at OSA are copies of the reports and original background documents gathered by the United Nations Commission of Experts that was established in October 1992 to collect, examine and analyze evidence of grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions and other violations of international humanitarian law committed on the territory of former Yugoslavia between 1992-1994.

The records comprise the textual, video and audio materials that the Commission received from several Governments, as well as from inter-governmental and non-governmental bodies. The fonds also contains information from open sources and media reports.

The records provide unique insights into the issues of war crimes in the former Yugoslavia, international law relating to war crimes, military operations in Bosnia during 1992-1994, the historical and political genesis of the conflict in former Yugoslavia.

Accruals Not expected

System of arrangement

Conditions governing access

The majority of records are accessible to researchers. Four boxes remain closed until the termination of the activities of the International Tribunal on War Crimes in former Yugoslavia pursuant to the donors instructions

Language/scripts of material

Bosnian, Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Serbian

Finding aids

Existence and location of originals

Related units of description

Date(s) of descriptions

Processed and described by Bosko Spasojevic and Suzanne Adamko on 15 May 1998; revised by Bosko Spasojevic, 12 september 2000
Online version updated 23 April 2013
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