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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

The Trial Chamber this week continued to hear testimony regarding the experiences of workers at the

Over four days of hearings this week, the Trial Chamber heard the testimony of two witnesses and a C

In recent weeks, the ECCC’s Supreme Court Chamber (SCC) has made a series of announcements regarding

From 18 to 21 May 2015, the Trial Chamber completed the testimony of the last witness to testify in

From 4 to 8 May 2015, the Trial Chamber effectively completed the testimonies of two witnesses via v