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Aug 08 2013

UN War Crimes Commission’s archive is now available in the ICC Legal Tools Database

The ICC Legal Tools Database has made the unrestricted records of the United Nations War Crimes Commission (UNWCC) accessible, including its Far Eastern and Pacific Sub-Commission, and its three committees.  More than 2,240 UNWCC documents, totalling 22,184 pages, which are searchable, have been added to the ICC Legal Tools Database.  The records include meeting minutes from the Commission and its subordinate bodies, their working documents, and materials from the Research Office.

The Commission operated from 1943 to 1948 and played an important role in preparing the ground for war crimes trials following World War II. The UNWCC documents shed light on the historical origins of international criminal law.

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