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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.

Journal Articles

Periodical literature is a good way to obtain background information or to locate information about a subject. Westlaw and Lexis provide excellent coverage of U.S. law reviews, but you should consider expanding your journal research to foreign journals and indexes for more comprehensive and global coverage. See our Locating Journal Articles: Foreign & International guide for specific information on these sources. For information on other journal databases, see our Using Articles for Legal and Non-Legal Research for a complete list.

If you already have a citation and would like to read the article, simply type the journal name as atitle search in the library catalog. The results will tell you if we have print, electronic, or both. Be sure to check coverage dates or volume numbers to determine if your particular volume or issue is available. If the library does not have the journal article, you may request the article throughinterlibrary loan and we will ask another library to make a photocopy.

Below is a sampling of some of the journals which focus on war crimes. For back issues search in the online catalog using the title of the journal.

  • The Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals available in print and online(Georgetown Law Only)
  • Holocaust and Genocide Studies available in the Lauinger Periodical Stacks and online(Georgetown Law Only)
  • Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law available in print and online (Georgetown Law Only)
  • International Journal on Minority and Group Rights available in print and online (Georgetown Law Only)
  • The International Criminal Court Monitor available online