One participating student, Alexandra Uri ‘18, used the trip to research how the creation of different international courts lends itself to the cycle of justice and maintains a focus on issues of global politics. Her research led her to discover the complexities of international justice, but ultimately found a positive, effective court system at The Hague.
|Uri speaks passionately about her trip to The Hague in the Netherlands|
“Dr. Aloisi was on the legal team for the Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, so she was able to offer us deep insight into the inner workings of the court systems and the roles different bodies play in the courts. We couldn’t have asked for a better faculty lead for the program.”
The Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia is an ad hoc court established to prosecute crimes committed during the Yugoslav wars between 1991 and 2001.
In addition to Aloisi’s guidance, Uri was grateful for the mixed academic backgrounds of many of the students. The course was open to all students, and drew majors ranging from business, to political science, to English.
|The International Criminal Court at The Hague.|
“Getting closer to all these people—I didn’t know anyone coming into this!—was one of the best parts of the trip. We’ve stayed close. We’re actually getting together at the end of the semester for a secret Santa.”
For Uri, the trip cemented a decision to major in political science, and to one day pursue the kind of legal work conducted at the Hague. This was only her first trip to the Netherlands, but she hopes to go back.
|Uri intends to pursue a degree in political science and hopes to bring justice to others.|
Trinity students will return to The Hague in the summer of 2016 under the leadership of Aloisi and Alfred Montoya, professor of Anthropology.
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