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War, War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity - Legal Research Strategies and Tips

This guide is prepared for a law seminar class at Washington University School of Law

International Criminal Court

The International Criminal Court  is located in The Hague, The Netherlands. Here is a link to core legal texts. 

The ICC case law database offers a filter option to these types of crimes.

This court investigates and, where warranted, tries individuals charged with the gravest crimes of concern to the international community: genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and the crime of aggression

How the court works


States Parties



Trust fund for victims

Office of the Prosecutor's reports. The Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) is an independent organ of the Court. It is responsible for examining situations under the jurisdiction of the Court where genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and aggression appear to have been committed, and carrying out investigations and prosecutions against the individuals who are allegedly most responsible for those crimes.