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Archival research: Yugoslavia, the Netherlands, and France

The UNWCC was active in coordinating war crimes prosecutions across Europe and beyond, but much of this history has gone unremembered. This post gathers together research on the UNWCC's actions across France, the Netherlands, and Yugoslavia, unearthing intriguing...

The National Offices’ Conference

Recently in the CISD office, we've been looking through the minutes of the National Offices Conference. This was one of the key events in the history of the UNWCC - a summit bringing together representatives of all sixteen national offices that worked with the...

Women Leaders in International Criminal Law

Check out this op-ed by War Crimes Project Assistant Director Shanti Sattler and former International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia war crimes prosecutor Eliott Behar about the recent election of an all-female presidency at the International Criminal...

Touching a Piece of History

This is a guest post by Ana-Carolina Sarmento, one of our project volunteers, about her experiences delving into the UNWCC archives. There is one question every historian I have ever met has always asked me. How can one fully understand the present and wonder about...