ICC Legal Tools Project

The Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute finalized a Co-Operation Agreement with the International Criminal Court in September 2009. Under the Co-Operation Agreement, the Harris Institute is responsible for collecting and uploading to the ICC Legal Tools database resolutions from the UN General Assembly and Security Council concerning war and peace, genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and other the areas of law relevant to the ICC.  

The Harris Institute was previously responsible for collecting and uploading documents for the “National Jurisdictions” and “National Cases Involving Core International Crimes” section of the database where student participants researched, collected, and analyzed relevant domestic legislation and case law concerning genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes for the following States: 

Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Comoros, Eritrea, Ghana, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritania, Mauritius, Namibia, Niger, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, South Africa, Swaziland, Tonga, Tuvalu, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

For more information, check out the ICC Legal Tools website or contact Tamara Slater, Harris Institute Fellow, at 314-935-3379 or tamara.slater@wustl.edu.