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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 AIJI monitoring program, a joint initiative of the East-West Center and the WSD HANDA Center for

This week, the Trial Chamber reconvened after two weeks of adjournment for both the Pchum Ben holida

This week, the Trial Chamber heard the testimony of Witness Ban Siek over the course of two days. Al

This week, the Trial Chamber resumed hearing testimony on the treatment of the ethnic Cham minority

The Trial Chamber continued with the new trial segment on the treatment of the Cham minority this we