International Criminal Courts and Tribunals

Below is information on official sources and research data on the International Criminal Court, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals. A lot of the research datasets on these courts include data on several of the tribunals.

Official Sources

The official websites for the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY)Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) and the International Criminal Court contain a database with documents on all the cases in these courts.

Research Data

An overview of resource sites on international criminal courts and tribunals can be found at the American University Washington College of Law's webpage.


International Crimes Database and Web-environment

The Asser Institute's project International Crimes Database and Web-environment (ICD), seeks to offer a comprehensive database of international crimes adjudicated by national, as well as international and internationalized courts. In addition to case law on international crimes, the ICD website incorporates general background information about international crimes, scholarly, news articles, working papers and relevant links to other useful databases and websites on the topic.


The ICTR/ ICTY/ MICT case law database

The ICTR/ICTY/MICT Case Law Database contains extracts of judgments and decisions rendered by the Appeals Chambers of the ICTY since 1997, of the ICTR since 2004, and of the MICT since 2012.


The International Criminal Tribunals Database

James Meernik has gathered data on decisions made by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and the Special Court for Sierra Leone. The database was last updated January 24, 2014, and is available at James Meernik's website.


The ICC legal tool database

The ICC Legal Tools Database equalizes access to international criminal law information. The database is being continuously developed by the Legal Tools Project, with daily uploading of new documents and search data. The goal of the Project is to include in the database every legal document – international or national – that a practitioner working on core international crimes cases might need.


The Gender Jurisprudence Collections database

The Gender Jurisprudence Collections database contains judgments, decisions, orders, and other relevant documents issued by international criminal courts and tribunals that have been coded and made readily searchable for issues relating to sexual and gender-based violence.


War and Justice and accountability since 1945 database

Leslie Vinjamuri's database called “War and Justice and accountability since 1945 database” includes the role of accountability, amnesty and justice in international and civil wars ongoing or concluded from 1945-2006. The database has information on the role of accountability mechanism, methods of war termination, postwar governance, war deaths and more. The database is currently being extended to include measures of implementation and effectiveness for these mechanisms.

Tags: Criminal law
Published Mar. 9, 2017 8:24 AM - Last modified Mar. 9, 2021 9:38 AM