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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.

Useful Resources


Want more information on war crimes and related topics? These other research guides may help.


  • SSRN's Legal Scholarship Network
    Includes papers that have been accepted but not yet published in journals. This resource can be particularly useful for finding current or developing scholarly legal and interdisciplinary discussions, given the wide the breadth of topics within war crimes.
  • From Nuremberg to Darfur: Accountability for Crimes Against Humanity: Hearing before the Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law of the Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. Senate hearing 110-786, June 24, 2008
    Though more about policy, this does have in the question-and-answer section of written questions submitted by the Senate Subcommittee on Human Rights and Law to professor Diane Orentlicher. The committee asked about the legal implications of the prosecution of war crimes under U.S. law, as well as the prosecution of war crimes under both international and foreign law. Available in print , through LexisNexis Congressionalonline (Georgetown Only). There is also a webcast of some of the witnesses, available through the U.S. Senate, the Committee on the Judiciary.