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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

This week hearings were repeatedly delayed due to the consistent refusal of Witness Sos Kamry, the c

This week the Trial Chamber successfully heard two witnesses and one Civil Party in the Case 002/02

This week the Trial Chamber heard from a new fact Witness on the Au Kanseng Security Center and conc

This week the Trial Chamber heard from the fourth Expert Witness to appear in Case 002/02; anthropol

In September 2013, the East-West Center’s collaborative project with the WSD HANDA Center for Human