On Monday, 25 Mach 2013, Mr. Thomas Wyde Pittman, Senior Legal Officer at ICTY introduced AUBiH students to the work of the Hague Tribunal, its jurisprudence and achievements in the development of international criminal law. The lecture 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.
Mr.Pittman holds a Juris Doctor degree with distinction from the University of Nebraska and an LL.M. degree cum laude in Public International Law from Leiden University. He has extensive experience as a criminal prosecutor, and served as a military judge in the European Judicial Circuit of the US Air Force. Since 2005, Mr. Pittman has been employed by the ICTY in the Chambers Legal Support Section at the pre-trial, trial and appellate levels. As a senior legal officer, he supervised the research and drafting of decisions, order and judgements, and provides advice to international judges on issues of international humanitarian law and international criminal law and procedure. He is also a senior lecturer for Hague University’s LL.B. programme.