Peeking inside the Court

12 Jul

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.



5 Responses to “Peeking inside the Court”

  1. charles alexander July 12, 2011 at 3:48 PM #

    Love the blog, but could you explain a couple of abbreviations?



    • globetrotterkate July 12, 2011 at 11:58 PM #

      Of course!!! BBI isn’t anything really, it’s just a mall: BBI Center. I think it’s actually Bosnia Bank International or something like that, but its just called BBI. BiH is the short-hand for Bosnia and Herzegovina 🙂

  2. Anna Mason July 12, 2011 at 9:34 PM #

    Your drawing makes me feel like I’m in the court with you!

    xoxo =D

  3. charles alexander July 12, 2011 at 9:56 PM #

    Thanks for the inside view, Nice drawing! Probably good not to be too accurate…. what will you do for your bday??? Miss you, Love you, Mom

    • globetrotterkate July 13, 2011 at 12:00 AM #

      Love you too, Mom! I’ll actually, most likely anyways, be in Croatia. Otherwise I might go up to the Ottoman Fortress or check out the various religious houses and get real pictures.

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