Welcome to the United Nations War Crimes Commission Project

The United Nations War Crime Commission is part of the broader work on UN History for the Future being conducted in conjunction with the Ralph Bunche Centre for International Studies at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. The War Crimes and Human Rights project is in partnership with the Wiener Library for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the Institute for Advanced Legal Studies at London University.

"I commend this important meeting and welcome your efforts to delve more deeply into the origins of the United Nations."
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Lancaster House, January 2012
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UNWCC Documents

As part of the project we will be releasing selected documents from the UN archives and other material related to the work of the UNWCC.
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History of the United Nations War Crimes Commission and the Development of the Laws of War

36,000 international criminal cases were considered by a seventeen nations international Commission between 1943 and 1948. We are excited to release the digital version of this Commission's own official history.
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UN Wartime History for the Future.

Understanding the wartime United Nations reframes our understanding of the second half of the last century and of our own.
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