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Resource Guide: International Criminal Law


International Law governs rights & responsibilities of states and International Criminal Law (ICL)is a body of international rules designed both to prescribe certain categories of conduct i.e. genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, torture, terrorism, crime of aggression (crime against peace) and to make those persons who engage in such conduct criminally liable. ICL also contains a procedural framework applicable before international courts & tribunals- for prosecuting and trying persons accused of such crimes.

As ICL is a subset of international law, the sources of ICL law are the same as those of general international law mentioned in Article 38(1) of the statute of the International Court of Justice: treaties, international customary law, general principles of law, judicial decisions and writing of eminent legal scholars.   Wherever specialized ICL resources in certain category of information are not avaailable, references have been provided to locate such information in the general international law or general law sources. 
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This resource guide, prepared by the library staff aims to list useful sources of information on the subject,which are available in JGU Library and elsewhere, both in print and electronic forms. It also includes important links to useful free & open access web resources. 






Books on ICL at JGU Library

The Library holds a number of print and e-books on the subject. Books on various aspects of International Criminal Law are shelved in the following sequences:

Class Numbers  Subjects        
304.663 Genocide (Social Behavior)
341.55  Adjudication, courts & court procedure
341.62    Law of war including aggression
341.67-341.69 Humanitarian law, War crimes: cases & trials
345.001-345.009  Criminal laws, cases, procedure & courts
345.01-345.04   Criminal courts, offenders, liability & responsibility
345.05-345.056  Criminal procedure
345.06-345.077   Evidence & Trials
345.08- 345.087  Juvenile procedure & courts
364.09 Victims of war
364.131-364.1317  Political offences & Terrorism
364.135   International offenses (Crime against humanity, peace)
364.138    War crimes
364.151-364.15234 Genocide (Crime), Homicide, Mass murder

 E-books can be found in numerous e-books collections subscribed by the library. For a list of e-books collections available at JGU Library, please click here http://www.jgu.edu.in/library/content/e-books5

Individually acquired e-books titles are hosted on JGU's Institutional E-archives http://dspace.jgu.edu.in:8080/jspui/handle/10739/56 These can be searched on the online library catalogue at http://koha.jgu.edu.in 

Major Reference Works

Reference works, secondary and tertiary sources are the starting point to begin your research. Some major reference works on International Criminal Law are listed below. Links to the JGU library catalogue have been provided with the sources that are available in the library.



Reference Books


  • Aspegren, Lennart. International Criminal Law and the Genocide in Rwanda: a bibliography including English, French and Scandinavian references in Honour of Ralph Lemkin, 2nd ed.  Sweden: Raoul Wallenberg Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI), Lund University, 2013. 10 March 2014 <http://www.rwi.lu.se/Bibliography2012.pdf>
  • International Law Commission.  Bibliography on International Criminal Law and International Criminal Court. Topic- Question of international criminal jurisdiction, 2nd Session. United Nation General Assembly, 6 June1950. 10 March 2014 <http://legal.un.org/ilc/documentation/english/a_cn4_28.pdf>

Journals, Newsletters & Reports 

Here is a list of top ten ranked journals of International Criminal Law, (Source: Washington & Lee University School of Law.) available at JGU Library

In addition of the above journals, articles on International Criminal Law can also be found in the following databases subscribed by JGU Library: Cambridge Journals, Heinonline, JSTOR , Lexis Nexis, Oxford Journals , Taylor & Francis Journals and Westlaw India.


  • War Crimes Prosecution Watch is a bi-weekly e-newsletter published by the International Justice Practice of the Public International Law & Policy Group and the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center of Case Western Reserve University, School of Law. It collects official documents and articles from major news sources, detailing and analyzing salient issues pertaining to the investigation and prosecution of war crimes throughout the world.


Library Collections, Databases and Information portals
  • EISIL Electronic Information System for International Law (EISIL) highlights links to primary documents, such as treaties and important instruments for researching international and transnational crime.
  • EUR-Lex provides free access to the Official Journal of the European Union, EU law (EU treaties, directives, regulations, decisions, consolidated legislation, etc.), preparatory acts (legislative proposals, reports, green and white papers, etc.), EU case-law (judgements, orders, etc.), international agreements, EFTA documents, and other public documents.
  • ICC  Legal Tools Database accesible from the ICC website is a developing comprehensive resource on ICL which equips users with legal information, digests and an application to work more effectively with core international crimes cases (involving war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide or aggression). One can find apart from statutes and judgements of ICC, compilation of national implementing legislations, judgements of national courts involving issues of international criminal law, and similar information. JGU is in the process of sigining and MoU with ICC to contribute to the development of ICC Legal Tool as a knowledge partner.
  • International Crimes Database (ICD) by the T.M.C. Asser Institute, Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice and the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism, offers a comprehensive database on international crimes adjudicated by national, as well as international and internationalized courts.
  • Appeals Chamber Case Law Research Tool Database provide by The Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (the MICT) which contains extracts of judgments and decisions rendered by the Appeals Chamber of the ICTY since 1997 and by the Appeals Chamber of the ICTR since 2004.
  • Publications on International Criminal Law and Procedure by Kai Ambos Institute for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, Department for Foreign and International Criminal Law offers their e-publications related to Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Comparative Law & International Criminal Law subject areas.
  • Reports and Publications on War Crimes Proceedings by United Nations Interregional Crime & Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)
  • Manual on International Criminal Defense produced by UNICRI together with the Association of Defense Counsel. This publication is intended to be a reference tool for defense counsel defending cases of war crimes, crimes against humanity & genocide before national courts in the former Yugoslavia and deals with several problematic issues common to the various jurisdictions of the former Yugoslavia, such as use and challenging of ICTY-generated evidence, how to conduct an effective plea bargaining, how to deal with various kinds of witnesses and other relevant topics.
  • Publications of Human Rights Watch Human Rights Watch publishes reports on many different topics and compiles an annual World Report presenting an overview of the worldwide state of human rights. Human Rights Watch has reported extensively on subjects such as the Rwandan Genocide of 1994 and the conflicts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • Publications of Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice publishes gender report annually 2005 onwards, expert papers and reports relates to International Criminal Court.
  • Law Reports of Trials of War Criminals (1947-1949) by Library of Congress, summarizes the proceedings taken against individuals accused of war crimes during World War II. These representative trials of war criminals were selected for this series based on the major points of municipal and international law that were raised and settled during the trials as well as the potential for the greatest legal interest
  • Library of Congress, Saddam Hussein Trial (October 2005) The Saddam Hussein trial of deposed President of Iraq, Saddam Hussein by the Iraqi Interim Government for crimes against humanity, war crimes, genocide, and atrocities during his reign in Iraq. This website is intended to provide the viewer with essential information related to the relevant trials.
  • Yale University, Cambodian Genocide Program (1994-2015) the Cambodian genocide, a  serious crimes committed during the Khmer Rouge regime (1975-1979 in which approximately 1.7 million people lost their lives (21% of the country's population), was one of the worst human tragedies of the last century. Cambodian Genocide Program, a project of the Genocide Studies Program at Yale University's has been studying these events to learn as much as possible about the tragedy, and to help determine who was responsible for the crimes of the Pol Pot regime.
  • Nuremberg War Crime Trials The Nuremberg Trials were a series of military tribunals, held in the city of Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany, in 1945–46 by the victorious Allied forces of World War II. The trials were set up to prosecute prominent members of the political, military, and economic leadership of the defeated Nazi Germany. The first and best known of these trials was the Trial of the Major War Criminals before the International Military Tribunal (IMT), which tried 24 of the most important captured leaders of Nazi Germany.
  • Crimes of War Education Project by Crime of War.org, is a collaboration of journalists, lawyers and scholars dedicated to raising public awareness of the laws of war and their application to situations of armed conflict.
  • War Crime Studies Center (WCSC) at University of California, Berkeley. Through independent trial monitoring, professional consultation, and substantive training workshops for justice sector personnel, the WCSC supports and helps improve the work of domestic courts, international tribunals and human rights commissions in Asia, Africa, and Europe.
  • Frederick K. Cox International Law Center, War Crimes Research Portal by Case Western Reserve University School of Law, contains over a thousand links to websites related to international humanitarian law and the text of over 120 research memoranda on issues pending before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the Special Court for Sierra Leone, and the International Criminal Court.
  • Hague Justice Portal by the Hague Academic Coalition, provides access to the activities of the international courts and organizations located in The Hague, including the ICTY and the ICC.
  • Project on International Courts and Tribunals by the Hague Convention on the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes, provides a centralized source for scholars, practitioners and laypersons working in or on the Europe and a reference to the work of these courts and tribunals for others studying the global phenomenon.
  • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) UNODC is a global leader in the fight against illicit drugs and international crime which help in the following areas i.e. Organized crime and trafficking, Corruption, Crime prevention and criminal justice reform, Crime prevention and criminal justice reform and Terrorism prevention.
  • International Criminal Law Bureau (ICLB) ICLB is a group of highly-qualified lawyers with unrivalled expertise in international criminal law, international humanitarian law, human rights law and criminal law. The Bureau’s lawyers provide clients with the skill and experience needed to handle the most complex international criminal cases, political situations and problems.
  • National Criminal Justice Reference Service is a federally funded US resource offering justice and drug-related information. It is divided into sections covering corrections, courts, crime prevention, criminal justice statistics, drugs, juvenile justice, law enforcement, victims, and US Office of Justice Programs publications.

Treaties, Conventions and Agreements 

Treaties and conventions are primary sources and one of the important sources of international law. A treaty is the official document which expresses as agreement in words or as legislation to regulate a particular aspect of international relations, or form the constitutions of international organizations.

There is no universally specified treaties & conventions of international criminal law. These can be found in the following general sources of international treaties: 

  • Council of Europe's treaties (accessed May 22, 2014)
    Council of Europe's treaties groups together all the conventions concluded within the Organization since 1949.
  • EUR-Lex Treaties (accessed May 27, 2014)
    EUR-Lex provides free access the founding, amending and accession treaties, as well as some protocols. It consists Treaty of Lisbon, Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, Treaty on European Union, Treaty establishing the European Atomic Energy Community, and Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.
  • United Nations Treaty Collection (accessed May 22, 2014) 
    Provides Multilateral Treaties deposited with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, United Nations Treaty Series (December 1946 - March 2010) and League of Nations Treaty Series (10 January 1920 - 18 April 1946).
  • U.S. Treaties and Agreements Library in HeinOnline (accessed May 22, 2014) 
    HeinOnline database subscribed by the Library can also be browsed to locate U.S. Treaties and Agreements that allows searching for bilateral and multilateral treaties through several different treaty sources, such as Treaties in Force and Treaties, Other International Act Series (TIAS), League of Nations Treaty Series, United Nations Treaties Series, Other International Agreements set (commonly referred to as the "Blue set") and Worldwide Treaties, as well as other titles. 
  • European Union Treaties in Westlaw India (accessed May 22, 2014) 
    Westlaw India can also be searched to locate European Union treaties from 1951 onwards.

    Please follow the following steps to lacate EU Treaties on Westlaw:

    EU Materials > Treaties

    • Treaties & International Agreements in LexisNexis Academic (accessed May 22, 2014) 
      LexisNexis can also be explored to locate International treaties & agreements. This includes International Legal Materials, International Treaties, Treaties and Agreements from ILM, U.S. Treaties in Force, and U.S. Treaties on LEXIS

      Please follow the following steps:

      Sources Directory > Browse sources > Treaties & International Agreement

        Law Reports & Court Judgments 

        International Courts and Tribunals

        • International Court of Justice (ICJ) (accessed May 22, 2014)
          Lists all ICJ cases & judgments since 1946, along with ICJ publications (1946 onwards) including Judgments, Advisory Opinions and Orders; Acts and Documents; Yearbook; and Bibliography.
          Beside 1946 onwards publications, there is a collection of Permanent Court of International Justice (1922-1946) publications consisting decisions from 1922 to 1940; judgments and Advisory Opinions given by the Court until 1930; Pleadings, Oral Arguments, Documents from 1931; Court’s Yearbooks from 1922-1946; and Court’s publications catalogues.
        • International Criminal Court (ICC) (accessed May 22, 2014)
          Governed by the Rome Statute, established to help end impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes of concern to the international community. The Legal Texts and Tools provides the text of the Rome Statute, Rules of Procedure and Evidence, Elements of Crimes, Regulations of the Court, Office of the Prosecutor, and Registry; Code of Professional Conduct for counsel and Judicial Ethics; Staff rules of the International Criminal Court; Staff Regulations; Financial Regulations and Rules; Agreement on the Privileges and Immunities of the International Criminal Court; Agreement between the International Criminal Court and the United Nations and other legal instruments of the Court.
        • International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) (accessed May 22, 2014)
          Established for the prosecution of persons responsible for genocide and other serious violations of international humanitarian law committed in the territory of Rwanda between 1 January 1994 and 31 December 1994. ICTR lists all judgments & cases, legal collection including Security Council Resolutions, Statute of the Tribunal, Rules of Procedure and Evidence, Practice Directions, Directive on Assignment and Defense Counsel, Prosecutor's Regulations, Bilateral Agreements, Code of Professional Conduct for Defense Counsel, Directive for the Registry-Judicial & Legal, Rules Covering the Detention of Persons, and Prosecution of Sexual Violence. ICTR Basic Documents and Case Law (1995-2006) is a fully-searchable and browse able collection of all documents pertaining to the ICTR.
        • International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) (accessed May 23, 2014)
          established for the prosecuting persons responsible for serious violations of international humanitarian law committed in the Yugoslavia. Cases & Judgments section including the full text of indictments, decisions, orders, and proceedings searchable by name and case number from 1996 onwards. The Legal Library section includes ICTR/ICTY Case Law Database, Court Records, Statute of the Tribunal, Rules of Procedure and Evidence, Member States Cooperation, Defense, Detention, Practice Directions, International Legal Assistance, Reports and Publications, Judicial Supplement (1999-2004), UN Rule of Law Website and Document Repository, International Criminal Law and Practice: Training Materials, and other miscellaneous documents.
        • International Military Tribunal (IMT) at Nuremberg (accessed May 23, 2014)
          Nuremberg trials were a series of military tribunals, held by the Allied forces after World War II. The trials were set up to prosecute prominent members of the political, military, and economic leadership of the defeated Nazi Germany. These trials were held in the city of Nuremberg. The Nuremberg Trials complete collection provided by The Yale Law School, the Avalon Project.
        • International Military Tribunal (IMT) at Tokyo (accessed May 23, 2014)
          The International Military Tribunal for the Far East (IMTFE), also known as Tokyo Trials started on 29 April 1946, trying the leadership of the Empire of Japan for three categories of war crimes committed during World War II. IMTFE consist official government histories (United States and British Commonwealth/ Empire), including military, administrative, and civil topics; Source documents (diplomatic messages, Action Reports, logs, diaries, etc.); and Primary references published by the military services and government agencies (Field Manuals, training manuals, glossaries, reports, etc.)
        • International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (accessed May 23, 2014)
          International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea established by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. The Convention establishes a comprehensive legal framework to regulate all ocean space, its uses and resources. It contains, among other things, provisions relating to the territorial sea, the contiguous zone, the continental shelf, the exclusive economic zone and the high seas and also provides for the protection & preservation of the marine environment, for marine scientific research and for the development and transfer of marine technology. This consist cases, jurisdictions and basic texts in pdf or html form.
        • United Nations Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) (accessed May 23, 2014)
          The MICT was established by the United Nations Security Council on 22 December 2010 to carry out a number of essential functions of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia after the completion of their respective mandates. This consist cases and documents in pdf or html form.
        • World Courts (accessed May 23, 2014)
          World courts provides case laws and jurisdictions of various international courts, sources of international case law and references to the website in academic articles, books, court documents and research guides.

        International Criminal Cases in LexisNexis Academic (accessed May 23, 2014)

        LexisNexis is a source of law in general which can be explored to locate cases in ICL. LexisNexis has comptehensive coverage of judgements and orders of ICJ, Combined, International Court of Justice, Topical Criminal Law Cases, European Court of Justice Cases, Criminal Offences NetLetter - Digests, LexisNexis Criminal Procedure NetLetter - Digests, Human Rights Law Court and Topical Tribunal Decisions , Human Rights Law Tribunal Decisions - Topical, Proceeds of Crime Cases - Topical, Federal Cases - Selected Criminal Material and so on.

        Please follow the following steps:

        Sources Directory > Browse sources > Cases

        International Criminal Cases in Westlaw India (accessed May 23, 2014)

        Westlaw India resource subscribed by the Library can also be searched to locate cases in International Criminal Law. It covers International Law-International Court of Justice (INT-ICJ) [1947 - 2005], International Legal Materials (ILM) [1980 onwards], International Criminal Tribunal (INT-ICT) [1995 onwards], International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (INT-ICTR) [1995-2007], International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia - All (INT-ICTY-ALL) [1995 onwards], Iran-United States Claims Tribunal Decisions (INT-IRAN) [1981-2005], WTO & GATT Panel Decisions (WTO-DEC) [GATT: 1948 to 1994, WTO: begins with 1995]

        Please follow the following steps:

        International Material (top right side> International Law > View International Directory > Multi-National Material > Court & Tribunal Cases

        Print Resources for International Criminal Law Cases

        JGU Library also have some following international material in print form:

        • International Law Reports, formerly named as Annual Digest of Public International Law Cases Foreign Policy (Vol. 1-Vol. 138)
        • International Legal Material (Vol. 26-Vol. 42) Online (Vol. 1 onwards)
        • Laucci, Cyril. Annotated Digest of the International Criminal Court, 2007. Leiden, Martinus Nijhoff, 2009 is the second in a series that compiles the most significant legal findings from public decisions rendered by the International Criminal Court. In this series, selected abstracts include the confirmation of charges against Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, the first arrestee in the Court's history, as well as the initiation of five new cases against Bosco Ntaganda, Germain Katanga, Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui, Ahmad Harun, and Ali Kushayb. In total, 234 decisions were reviewed for this volume, a number roughly equivalent to those issued between 2004 and 2006, which demonstrates a significant increase in the Court's activity. Here, each abstract is organized under the relevant Statute, Rule of Procedure and Evidence, or Regulation of the Court, together with a short description of the topic.


        Hybrid Courts and Tribunals

        Hybrid courts and tribunals are considered as half national, half international tribunals in nature. These can be determined from 1) the way they were established e.g. agreement between the host state and the UN, 2) their subject matter-jurisdiction both international and national crimes and 3) their staff both local judges/prosecutors and international staff.

        • Extraordinary African Chambers (accessed May 24, 2014)
          The Extraordinary African Chambers, a special criminal court, opened on February 8, 2013 in the West African nation of Senegal to prepare a case against former Chadian President Hissene Habre, who accused of responsibility for the deaths of more than 40,000 people and the torture of more than 20,000 during his eight-year rule of Chad, from 7 June 1982 to 1 December 1990. Statute of the Extraordinary African Chambers within the courts of Senegal created to prosecute international crimes committed in Chad.
        • Extraordinary Cambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) (accessed May 24, 2014)
          Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, also known as Khmer Rouge Tribunal, is a special Cambodian court which created by the government in conjunction with the UN through the United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials (UNAKRT). The primary mandate is to try senior leaders of Khmer Rouge and those most responsible for the crimes and serious violations of Cambodian penal law, international humanitarian law and customs, and international conventions recognized Cambodia, that were committed during the period from 17 April 1975 to 6 January 1979. Legal Documents section consist court documents, UN documents, agreements, law on ECCC, and cambodian documents. Media Center section includes video & photo archive, speeches and publications specially monthly court reports 2010 onwards in pdf form.
        • Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) (accessed May 24, 2014)
          Special Tribunal for Lebanon is an international criminal tribunal established by United Nations and the Lebanese government. The primary mandate is to hold trials for the people accused of carrying out the attack of 14 February 2005 which killed 22 people, including the former prime minister of Lebanon, Rafiq Hariri, and injured many others. The Cases section includes indictments, judgments and transcripts of STL and Documents section includes Statute, Rules of procedure and evidence, Rules of detention, Code of conduct for counsel, UN documents, Victims' Participation Documents, Victims and Witnesses Unit Documents.
        • Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) (accessed May 26, 2014)
          Special Court for Sierra Leone is an international criminal tribunal established by United Nations and the Sierra Leonean government. The primary mandate is to prosecute persons who bear the greatest responsibility for serious violations of international humanitarian law and Sierra Leonean law committed in Sierra Leone after 30 November 1996 and during the Sierra Leone Civil War.

        International Criminal Cases in Domestic Courts

        A number of states are implementing legislation enabling them to prosecute international crimes and have established special national courts/chambers to that effect. However, states can also opt to prosecute such crimes through their normal court system, without the need of establishing new courts/chambers. 

        • Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina (accessed May 26, 2014)
          The Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina established on 3 July 2002 by the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina with the Law on the Court of BiH, provide for judicial protection in the matters such as fight against terrorism, war crimes, human trafficking, organized and economic crimes. Initially, the Chamber was described as an internationalized/hybrid mechanism, but now that the international presence within the Chamber has moderated, it has been qualified as a national institution only.
        • International Crimes Division (ICD) of Uganda (accessed May 26, 2014)
          International Crimes Division, special Division of High Court of Uganda, established in July 2008. ICD jurisdiction basically concerned with international crimes like war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide, terrorism, human trafficking, piracy and other international crimes.
        • International Crimes Tribunal Bangladesh (accessed May 26, 2014)
          International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) Bangladesh is a domestic war crimes tribunal in Bangladesh, established by the Sovereign Parliament of Bangladesh to investigate and prosecute suspects for the genocide committed in 1971 by the Pakistan Army and their local collaborators, Razakars, Al-Badr and Al-Shams during the Bangladesh Liberation War and to provide for the detention, prosecution and punishment of persons responsible for committing genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and other crimes under international law. International Crimes Tribunal-1, Bangladesh and International Crimes Tribunal-1, Bangladesh includes judgments, orders, case information and materials.

        Criminal cases involving foreign entities tried in domestic courts, can be retrieved from the respective Legal databases like

        Print Resources for International Criminal Law Cases from Domestic Courts

        JGU Library also have some following law reports in print form that include cases reported from domestics courts:

          • All England Law Report (1936 onwards)- UK Cases
          • All India Reporter (1921 onwards)- Cases in Indian Supreme Court, High Courts and selected cases from other countries
          • Butterworths Human Right Cases (Vol. 1-Vol. 27)
          • Supreme Court Cases (1969 onwards)- Cases in Indian Supreme Court, High Courts and selected cases from other countries
          • United States Supreme Court Reports (Vol. 1-Vol. 169)- Cases in US Supreme Court


          Course Material

          • Training materials on international criminal law and practice  (accessed May 1, 2014)
            This training material provided by United Nations Interregional Crime & Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) which include information on international criminal law and practice, focusing specifically on the substantive international crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. The materials bring together the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) jurisprudence and the developing body of war crimes jurisprudence of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia.
          • United Nations Audio Visual Library Scholarly writing collection (accessed May 1, 2014)
            United Nations Audio Visual Library Scholarly writing collection provided by United Nations in cooperation with HeinOnline, is a collection of scholarly writings to promote a better understanding of international law around the world, particularly in developing countries

          Multimedia Resources

          Audio Visual Documentary

          • Short Documentary on War Crimes Justice Project (accessed May 1, 2014)
            United Nations Interregional Crime & Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) provided a short documentary on War Crimes Justice Project (WCJP) which enhance the capacity of regional judiciaries to handle complex war crimes cases and assist the transfer of knowledge and materials from the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) to the former Yugoslavia. War Crimes Justice Project is carried out by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights in partnership with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) as well as the OSCE field operations in the region. The Project aims at enhancing the capacity of judiciaries in the region of the former Yugoslavia to process war crimes trials in an effective and fair manner, consistent with the highest international standards of due process.

          Audio Visual Lecture & Tutorials

          Audio Visual Archive

          • Audiovisual Historical archive of Criminal Law (accessed May 2, 2014)
            United Nations Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law provides a audiovisual historical collection on Criminal Law like Crime of Genocide 1948, Crime of Apartheid 1973, Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power 1985, Statute of International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia 1993, Statute of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda 1994, International Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombings 1997, United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crimes (with protocols) 2000, Statute for the Special Court for Sierra Leone 2002, United Nations Convention against Corruption 2003 and so on. 


          Virtual Communities: Blogs, Forums, Social Networking Groups etc

          Blogs & Forums

          • International Criminal Law Forum is a legal journal and world-wide discussion forum on complex legal issues of importance facing the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court.
          • AIDP Blog is the official blog of the American National Section of The International Association of Penal Law which focused on all things law, with an emphasis on criminal law, international criminal law, human rights, corporate law and personal injury law.
          • Initiative for International Criminal Law and Human Rights in CEE assist and strengthen efforts directed towards the elimination and prevention of gross human rights abuses in the CEE region, supports in particular young experts, on substantive, practical and technical matters related to Human Rights Law and International Criminal and Humanitarian Law.
          • EJIL: Talk! is the official blog of European Journal of International Law which tried to be ‘topical’ by, e.g.,trying to hold symposia on recent decisions of the ICJ, or an ILC Report, or certain ‘incidents’ as soon as possible after the event.
          • Opinio Juris is a forum for informed discussion and lively debate about international law and international relations.

          Social Networking Groups


          • International Criminal Law Bureau provides training for practitioners, law students and para legal's interested in all aspects of the practice of international criminal law through individually tailored seminars, lectures and master classes, together with online lectures through Facebook and YouTube.
          • International Criminal Law Network serves as bridge between knowledge and practice by involving established and aspiring legal practitioners various project geared toward the advance of international criminal law.
          • Centre for International Criminal Justice and Humanitarian Law promotes research and encourages discussion on contemporary themes of transitional justice and international criminal law.



          • Pace International Criminal Court Moot for students and faculty who have participated in the Pace ICC Moot to keep in touch with each other, connect with practitioners and educators involved in international criminal law.
          •  International Humanitarian Law this group create a space for dissemination of contacts in this specific professional sphere, thereby encouraging further dialogue, including sharing of information on current developments, research projects and the like.
          • The Peace & Justice Initiative is a non-profit network of international criminal law professionals with experience in investigating and conducting trials on charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes before the various international and mixed courts and tribunals.


          • International Criminal Court (ICC) programs produced by the ICC concerning the cases, proceedings, informative sessions, press conferences, outreach activities and other events at the Court.
          • Case School of Law a channel by Case Western Reserve University School of Law consist recent video & tutorial related to law.
          • International State Crime Initiative (ISCI) introduce new perspectives to the field of human rights research, which includes crimes committed, instigated, or condoned by state agencies or by non-state entities that control substantial territory.
          • International criminal law- topic comprises elements of both in that although its sources are those of international law, its consequences are penal sanctions imposed on individuals. This channel was generated automatically by YouTube's video discovery system.

          Education & Career

          Advance Degree Programmes

          Short- term Courses

          Open Educational Courses

          Course Name

          University/ Institution



          Terms of payment

          Next scheduled date

          Introduction to International Criminal Law

          Case Western Reserve University & Coursera

          Micheal Scharf

          12 Weeks, 3-4 hours of work / week

          Free, a small fee to earn a verified certificate


          Terrorism and Counterterrorism

          Georgetown University

          Daniel Bayman & others

          8 Weeks,  8-10 hours/ Week

          Free, a small fee to earn a verified certificate

          October 2014

          Conditions of War and Peace

          The University of Tokyo & Coursera

          Kiichi Fujiwara

          5-7 hours of work / week

          Free, a small fee to earn a verified certificate


          Causes of war

          King's College London

          David Easter

          6 Weeks, 4 hours per week


          24th March 2014

          Understanding Terrorism and the Terrorist Threat

          University of Maryland & Coursera

          Gary LaFree and Bill Braniff

          8 Weeks, 4 hours per week

          Free, a small fee to earn a verified certificate


          War for the Greater Middle East

          Boston University

          Andrew Bacevich & others

          7 Weeks, 3-4 hours of work / week

          Free, a small fee to earn a verified certificate

          24th Sept. 2014

          International Law

          Sayor.org Academy

          Dr. Sharon Jumper

          90 hours


          Enroll anytime throughout the year


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          Staff of Global Library gratefully acknowledge contribution of Mr. Buddhi Prakash Chauhan, Library Director for his leadership in preparation of this Resource Guide, and Professor Susan Lamb, Professor and Vice Dean, Jindal Global Law School for evalauting the draft and making valuable additions to the resource guide.