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War Crimes Research Guide

This guide is a starting point for your research on war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide.

Background Sources

The law library has many materials on war crimes and the titles below are meant only as a starting point. To locate more resources, search the online catalog using keywords to narrow your search results. For example, <war crimes> or <genocide international law>.

  • Annotated Leading Cases of International Criminal Tribunals INTL KZ6310 .A5 1999-
    Starting with the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and currently up to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, this not only reprints preliminary matters, procedural matters, as well as judgements, but includes annotations throughout with references to other relevant case law, procedures, treaties, reports and books.
  • The Emerging Practice of the International Criminal Court INTL KZ6311 .E364 2009
    This is a detailed and in-depth overview of the International Criminal Court (ICC) from its creation to some of the actual trials (both the process and procedural aspects). It also discuss what the future could hold for this court.
  • The Law of Command Responsibility available online
    While this book focuses on command responsibility, it does so through the wider lens of world conflict, including the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.
  • Law, War and Crime: War Crimes Trials and the Reinvention of International Law INTL KZ1168.5 .S56 2007
    An overview of war crimes, throughout history and any subsequent trials, as part of larger questions about national law (or local law) and international law, as well as political and cultural influences. This book also includes a selected bibliography of books, PDF's , news stories, select case law (both foreign and international), official reports, statutes and treaties.
  • Localizing Transitional Justice: Interventions and Priorities after Mass Violence INTL JC571 .L5868 2010
    This book examines the concepts of "justice", "law" (both national and international) and "transitions" and how they are actually applied in post violence areas through out the world (Central American, South East Asia) and in ongoing conflicts (Middle East).
  • Transitional Justice: Global Mechanisms and Local Realities after Genocide and Mass Violence INTL JC571 .T6994 2010
    This interdisciplinary book on transitional law throughout the world. This outlines both where transitional justice has failed and how it can help shape better policies and law.
  • War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court INTL K5301 .B97 2009
    Articles 7 (Crimes Against Humanity ) and Article 8 (War Crimes), of the Rome Statute, are annotated extensively, including brief legal histories, relevant case law and commentary.