Nov 21, 2016

Documentation of scenes of war crimes & human right violations course: 21 to 25 November 2016

The Institute for International Criminal Investigations (IICI) proposes to hold its fourth "Documentation of Scenes of War Crimes and Human Rights Violations" Course from 21 to 25 November 2016 and is seeking applications from people who wish to attend the course.

The deadline for applications is 5 October 2016.

The course covers topics considered essential to the effective documentation of scenes of atrocity crimes and human rights violations and will add to the skills of those involved in these important investigations.  Importantly, it will ensure that notes and photo-documentation, often made at great risk, will have their greatest possible impact and will be capable of use by experts, for effective advocacy and for use in judicial proceedings. 

The course is open to individuals from a variety of professional backgrounds, however it is desirable that participants are engaged in the field of international humanitarian law or human rights investigation, either within a recognised international organisation (governmental or non-governmental) or a national war crimes investigation unit.  Fluency in written and spoken English is a necessity for this course.

Equipment:  Participants are requested to supply their own digital SLR camera and laptop.

Venue:  The course will take place at the course is IICI Headquarters (The Hague, The Netherlands) and the Royal Netherlands Army School for Peace Missions.

The fee for participation is €750.  This amount covers tuition only.  Participants must arrange and meet the costs of their own travel, accommodation and meals (lunch will be provided on course days).  All interested persons should send the completed “Documentation of War Crimes Course Application Form”, together with an electronic version of their curriculum vitae, a two or three page sample of their writing in English, and references by email.

Read the course outline.


The Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the UK government has launched the 2nd edition of the International Protocol on the Documentation and Investigation of Sexual Violence in Conflict (IP) It is available here. IICI staff and associates have contributed to the updated IP. The IP is used as framework for the 4-country training and mentoring project which is supported by the FCO and which IICI, REDRESS and JRR are implementing.


See News & Events for more information on the following:

  1. the FCO-supported, 4-country training and mentoring project focused on documentation of conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence
  2. IICI's Guidelines for investigating conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence against men and boys
  3. staff changes.

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