The Peace and Justice Initiative
The Peace and Justice Initiative is a network of international criminal law professionals. Our legal, investigative and military experts have experience of working in the whole spectrum of international and mixed courts and tribunals.
Our aim is to encourage the national adoption of laws under which crimes against humanity, genocide and war crimes can be prosecuted. Our ultimate goal is universal national implementation of the ICC Statute.
The Peace and Justice Initiative is a network of international criminal law professionals, comprising:
- investigators and analysts
- military experts and analysts
International criminal law has undergone rapid growth in recent years through the work of the ad hoc Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda (ICTY and ICTR), the International Criminal Court (ICC) and mixed and other tribunals and courts such as those in Cambodia and Sierra Leone. The Peace and Justice Initiative harnesses the collective experience of the professionals, who have conducted the investigation, analysis and legal proceedings in these fora. That experience and the studies of academics in this field are focused on enabling effective national prosecutions of crimes against humanity, genocide and war crimes.