On Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Sarajevo campus, and on Friday April 4, 2014 at Tuzla campus, Mrs. Tea Polescuk, Tribunal Prosecutor’s Office Legal Advisor introduced AUBiH students to the work of the Hague Tribunal, its jurisprudence and achievements in the development of international criminal law. The lecture topic was Guilty plea and it was a part of the ICTY project encouraging young people to take an active interest in the Tribunal’s work and achievement as well as wider issues of justice, transitional justice mechanisms and post-conflict recovery.
Tea Polešćuk is a Legal Advisor with the MICT Office of the Prosecutor (OTP). Previously, she spent four years as a Legal Officer with the OTP Transition Team. Her work included handling a range of issues related to cooperation with national prosecutions in the former Yugoslavia, including servicing of requests for assistance, variation of witness protection measures, access to confidential materials, etc. Before joining the ICTY, for almost seven years, Ms Polešćuk was a Dutch Public Prosecutor, on both district and national level, working on criminal cases involving drug-related offences, murders, sexual offences, organized crime, war crimes and genocide (the latter relates to Iraq, Afghanistan, Liberia and Iran). Ms Polešćuk is from Zagreb, Croatia.