Welcome to the Official Website of the Institute for International Criminal Investigations
The Institute for International Criminal Investigations (IICI) is an independent, not-for-profit, non- governmental international organization constituted for the purpose of providing criminal justice and human rights professionals with training in the techniques and knowledge necessary to impartially investigate and adjudicate egregious human rights violations, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide, and for the purpose of quickly deploying multi-disciplinary teams to investigate such violations or crimes. The Institute also provides advice and support in order to ensure accountability for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.
The IICI meets the challenge of 21st Century international criminal justice through its International Investigator Course (IIC), a practical and comprehensive training that combines distance learning and a two-week on-site program to teach the international investigator skills vital to the investigation of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. The IICI also offers courses on specific aspects of international criminal investigations and maintains a roster of personnel who have completed its training program and are available to respond to crime scenes in a timely manner to gather, preserve and protect physical evidence and the testimony of victims and witnesses. The IICI roster comprises investigators, lawyers, military officers, forensic scientists, criminal and military analysts, police officers, anthropologists and human rights professionals.
Some of the expertise of the now dissolved NGO International Criminal Law Services (ICLS) (www.iclsfoundation.org) has been transferred to IICI. Former ICLS experts, including some members of the ICLS Board of Directors, are now associated with IICI. ICLS’ expertise on providing technical assistance, capacity-building and other advisory and assistance services to prosecutors, judiciaries, governments, inter-governmental organisations, international organisations and others in the area of international criminal justice now resides in IICI. ICLS’ publications, and related intellectual property rights, also now belong to IICI. See the publications page on the ICLS website for the public online versions of these publications.
The IICI extends its deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of our late colleague and student, Joan Kagezi, a prosecutor in Uganda, who was shot and killed by persons unknown.
Joan was a graduate of IICI’s International Investigator Course and the Investigation of Sexual and Gender Based Violence Course. In her capacity as head of the International Crimes Division in Uganda’s Directorate of Public Prosecution, she was active in her support for our Uganda projects. Just recently we facilitated her travel to The Hague to participate in a Justice Rapid Response workshop to develop guidelines for first responders. IICI’s Programme Director has also worked closely with Joan and her team of war crimes prosecutors in 2010-11.
At the time of her death, she was the lead attorney in the high profile case of the bombing of the Kyadondo Rugby Club in 2010.
See News & Events for more information on two ad hoc IICI projects: (1) implementation of International Protocol on the Documentation and Investigation of Sexual Violence; and (2) guidelines on investigation of conflict-related SGBV against men and boys.
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