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

Identity statement

Reference code
HU OSA 304
Records of the International Human Rights Law Institute Relating to the Conflict in the Former Yugoslavia
1973 - 1994
Description level
Extent and medium (estimated)
10.0 linear meters (80 boxes), 252 video cassettes-VHS, 36 audio cassettes, 68 books
Extent and medium (processed)
92 Archival boxes, 11.50 linear meters
23 Audio cassette, 0.35 linear meters
235 VHS, 5.88 linear meters
Total: 17.73 linear meters


Name of creator(s)
International Human Rights Law Institute, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, USA
UN Commission of Experts on Investigating War Crimes in the former Yugoslavia
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.

Content and structure

Scope and Content (Narrative)
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.

Not expected

Conditions of access and use

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

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals
The originals of Final Reports and some portions of materials are located at the International Tribunal for War Crimes in the Former Yugoslavia, the Hague, Netherlands.
Related Units
HU OSA 319 Trial Proceedings Video of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia

Description control

Description notes
Processed and described by Bosko Spasojevic and Suzanne Adamko on 15 May 1998; revised by Bosko Spasojevic, 12 september 2000