While the UNWCC has been historically understudied, recent increased interest in its work has brought more focus to it from a variety of organisations.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

  • The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) is the United States’ official memorial to the Holocaust. Based in New York, it has a physical copy of all records relating to the UNWCC (documented here), that is accessible to visitors to the Museum. A finding aid to all records of the UNWCC, produced by the USHMM, can be found here.

International Criminal Court – Legal Tools

  • The International Criminal Court (ICC) is the modern international organisation tasked with prosecuting major crimes including war crimes. crimes against humanity, and genocide. As part of its ‘Legal Tools’ site, it has hosted a range of documents on the early history of international criminal law, including a selection from the UNWCC’s early history here. Its archive includes minutes of meetings by the UNWCC, trial reports from individual national tribunals, and other miscellaneous reference material.

Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy/SOAS research programmes

  • The UNWCC research programme – organised by Dan Plesch, Director of CISD at SOAS, University of London – is only one of a wide range of research programmes carried out at CISD. A range of interrelated subjects and fields of study have grown up alongside the research into war crimes, including projects on Women and the UN Charter, early public diplomacy by the UN through the UNIO, the relevance of UN wartime history for the future, and UNRRA, the UN humanitarian organisation.