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What We Do

The War Crimes Studies Center pursues its mission through work in four areas:

Through independent trial monitoring, professional consultation, and substantive training workshops for justice sector personnel, the WCSC supports and helps improve the work of domestic courts, international tribunals and human rights commissions in Asia, Africa, and Europe. The Center is further committed to increasing awareness and raising the level of discourse around new developments in the fields of human rights and international humanitarian law. The WCSC is becoming a major public resource center for the study of war crimes trials, where students, scholars, and legal practitioners can take advantage of new technologies to access unique archival resources from World War II through contemporary international criminal trials.

The WCSC seeks to identify needs in the under-served and too often ignored post-conflict justice processes in countries like East Timor, Indonesia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, and Cambodia. We work to assist the courts and other transitional justice mechanisms in meeting their challenges , and to provide national and international audiences with objective information and analysis about the activities and performance of these newly developing institutions.

KRT Trial Monitor

As the first segment of the trial in Case 002/02 nears its end, the Trial Chamber held documentary h

After returning from a judicial recess for Khmer New Year, the Trial Chamber resumed its proceedings

In the final week of hearings before the Khmer New Year holiday, the Trial Chamber heard the stateme

This week, the Trial Chamber successfully heard the testimonies of three Civil Parties within two an

The Trial Chamber effectively completed hearing the testimonies of two witnesses this week, but it w