Rachel, Tom, Nikki and I just observed the last day of full court before recess. It took almost 4 hours, and it was incredible to witness. Don’t recognize a couple of the names? Well, here are their bios:
Nikki – She is a freshman (I almost just wrote first year – oh, brandeis) at university in Vienna, who went to school in Bosnia and speaks the language. Her dad works at the Court so she decided to give it a try. She’s working alongside Rachel and I with BCIJ.
Tom – He just graduate from Rice University (Texas – shout out south weeest!!!!) and his school is paying for him to research international courts this summer. He has been living in the Hague for a while and he has been in Bosnia for the last week. He’s thinking about producing a paper from his travels.
So, today Rachel and I split note-taking duties, but we each still have 8-10 hours of work ahead of us in transcribing them by typing. They don’t allow outside electronics into the courtroom. Not allowing outside electronics also means that they don’t allow cameras, but, just for my family and friends, I’m giving you a perfectly beautiful (not really) and accurate (not at all) look into the largest courtroom at BiH.