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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

ICC Legal Tools Project


The Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute of Washington University School of Law concluded a Co-Operation Agreement with the International Criminal Court in September 2009. Under the Co-Operation Agreement, the Harris Institute is responsible for collecting and uploading documents for the "National Jurisdictions" and "National Cases Involving Core International Crimes" folders in the ICC Legal Tools database. 

The Harris Institute has been researching, collecting, and analyzing relevant domestic legislation and case law concerning genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes for the following States:

Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Comoros, Eritrea, Ghana, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritania, Mauritius, Namibia, Niger, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, South Africa, Swaziland, Tonga, Tuvalu, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

For more information about the project and to access the ICC Legal Tools database, click here.

Source: Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute website.