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Welcome to the International Crimes Database (ICD)


The International Crimes Database (ICD) website, hosted and maintained by the T.M.C. Asser Instituut in The Hague and supported by the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice and the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague, offers a comprehensive database on international crimes adjudicated by national, as well as international and internationalised courts.

For more information on the project, please visit 'About us' in the top right corner of this page. 

Our aim is to become a leading and indispensable resource for users in developing a better understanding of international crimes and international criminal law more generally.

The ICD team
The Hague, 12 November 2013



News updates


23 April 2014: HRW urges the UN Security Council to investigate the massacre in Bentiu (South Sudan) and to impose sanctions on individuals who are responsible for the killings.

23 April 2014: Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan has offered condoleances to the grandchildren of Armenians killed during World War I.

22 April 2014: Deposed South Sudanese Vice President Riek Machar denies that his rebel forces engaged in the ethnic killing of hundreds of civilians in Bentiu last week.

21 April 2014: The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) alleged that rebel forces killed and wounded hundreds of civilians last week in the northern city of Bentiu based on ethnic origins.

19 April 2014: The UN Security Council has said that the attack on a UN peacekeeping base in South Sudan which killed dozens of people, may constitute a war crime.

18 April 2014: ICC issued subpoenas compelling eight prosecution witnesses to testify in the case against Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto.

17 April 2014: Ukraine accepts the jurisdiction of the ICC over alleged crimes committed on its territory between 21 November 2013 and 22 February 2014.

16 April 2014: The diplomat who was the UN Security Council President in April 1994 has apologized for the UN's failure to prevent the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.

NEW ON ICD: Supranational Criminal Law lecture given by Ambassador Tiina Intelmann, President of the Assembly of States Parties, on 'Key outcomes of the twelfth session of the Assembly of States Parties and the way forward'.

15 April 2014: The ICTY rejected the request of Ratko Mladić's Defence to dismiss genocide and other war crimes charges against him.

15 April 2014: The Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq - well-known for the numerous accounts of abuse and torture of detainees - has been closed due to security concerns.

15 April 2014: France convenes a UN Security Council meeting to display images of Syrians allegedly tortured and killed by President Bashar al-Assad's regime in the hope of eventually referring the perpetrators to the ICC.

14 April 2014: The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, has condemned the rampant use of torture in Syria by government forces and some rebel groups.

14 April 2014: Cairo Court designated the Sinai-based militant group Ansar Beit al-Maqdis as a terrorist organization.

14 April 2014: Two sons and top ex-officials of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi are due to stand trial for alleged war crimes committed during the 2011 Libyan uprising.

11 April 2014: Turkey condemns an adopted U.S. Senate committee resolution recognizing the killing of 1.5 million Armenians in the Ottoman Empire during World War One as genocide.

10 April 2014: Congo militia leader Germain Katanga has appealed his ICC war crimes conviction for the 2003 massacre in Bogoro, a village in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

10 April 2014: The Dutch government will pay compensation to the relatives of three men killed during the 1995 Srebrenica genocide.

NEW ON ICD: Court of Appeal The Hague (The Netherlands), The Prosecutor v. V01, Case No. ECLI:NL:GHDHA:2014:1006, Judgment, 21 March 2014.

NEW ON ICD: ICD Brief 4, "Intervention in Libya: a Crime of Aggression?" by Niels Rijke, March 2014.


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