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In 1993 the United Nations Security Council established the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). The ICTY was mandated to end human rights violations in the region of the former Yugoslavia and to bring to justice the persons responsible for those violations. In this article Åsa Rydberg focuses on matters which he considers to be of particular importance to many victims of the conflicts in that region. With this focus in view, he begins with a description of the mandate and organization of the ICTY. He continues with an examination of the applicable rules and practices with regard to the following matters: the basis on which indictments are brought against the accused; the role of victims; compensation and restitution of stolen property; and sentencing. This leads to a discussion of the limited victim participation in the ICTY proceedings and the need for public outreach to the victims of human rights violations in the region.