War Crimes Prosecution

Direct Legal Assistance to Tribunals

PILPG provides pro bono legal assistance to international and domestic tribunals engaged in the prosecution of war crimes.  PILPG advises these tribunals on the entire spectrum of issues pertaining to war crimes prosecution.  PILPG frequently establishes project offices in-country to support its work on war crimes prosecution.

  • Côte d’Ivoire: PILPG provided legal assistance to the Government of Côte d’Ivoire in relation to the investigation and prosecution of atrocity crimes committed during the 2010-2011 post-election crisis.
  • International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia:  PILPG has provided legal assistance to the Office of the Prosecutor for the Yugoslav Tribunal in The Hague.
  • International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda:  PILPG provides legal assistance to the Office of the Prosecutor for the Rwanda Tribunal in Arusha.
  • Special Court for Sierra Leone:  PILPG provides legal assistance to the Office of the Prosecutor for the Special Court for Sierra Leone.
  • Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia:  PILPG provides legal assistance to the Office of the Prosecutor for the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia.
  • Iraqi High Tribunal:  PILPG has provided legal assistance and judicial training to the Iraqi High Tribunal.
  • International Criminal Court:  PILPG provides research assistance to the International Criminal Court.
  • Kenya Piracy Court:  PILPG provides research assistance to the UN-supported Kenya Piracy Court.
  • Uganda:  PILPG provides legal assistance to the Ugandan Government in connection with the development of a special war crimes chamber.
  • Special Tribunal for Lebanon:  PILPG provides legal assistance to the Office of the Prosecutor for the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.

War Crimes Prosecution Toolkit

PILPG has developed a War Crimes Prosecution Toolkit to help states and tribunals better prepare for the prosecution of war criminals and to promote academic discourse regarding war crimes.  The toolkit includes the War Crimes Research Portal, the Grotian Moment blog, the War Crimes Tribunal Drafter’s Handbook, and an annual conference on war-crimes-related issues.

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