It's happening again, war in Europe, and with it possible human rights violations and war crimes.  In this case, Russia's invasion of Ukraine may have included intentionally directing attacks against a civilian population, a possible violation of Article 8 of the Rome Statute of the International Court (PDF).

Soon after the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor made a statement regarding actions taken by Russia against Ukraine : Statement of ICC Prosecutor, Karim A.A. Khan QC, on the Situation in Ukraine: "I have decided to proceed with opening an investigation."/a>

If you would like to begin your own investigation on the topic of human rights, war crime violations, or read the documents of past war crimes trials, the library is here to help you with your research.

Listed below are introductory legal resources on this important topic.

First, you can browse research guides created by academic librarians that link you to specific resources on human rights and international law. These guide include publicly available indexes & bibliographies, link to organizations and centers dedicated to human rights, as well as including links to subject specific legal databases.

Legal Journals & Indexes

Foreign & International Law Databases & Guides

Research Guides

War Crimes Tribunal Collection

At the UW Law Library

International Courts

Organizations & Centers

Submitted by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian on April 20, 2022

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