The aim of the ‘Wanted for War Crimes' programme is to improve the enforcement of international criminal law through building case files on suspected perpetrators, training, and campaigning to incorporate crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide into domestic legal codes.
The ‘Wanted for War Crimes' project has four components:
- building case files on suspected perpetrators or helping others to do so - this includes Hissène Habré, the former head of state of Chad and several Rwandans alleged to be génocidaires;
- long term training of activists and lawyers on international criminal law and how to build case files on suspects;
- strengthening networks between lawyers, NGOs and victims working in this field; and
- campaigning to incorporate crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide into domestic legal codes, including by working for the establishment of a specialist International Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes Against Humanity.
The team includes two international prosecutors who between them have worked at three international tribunals and have prosecuted two former heads of state: Charles Taylor and Slobodan Milosevic. Read more about our team.
The programme is part-funded by the European Union. The programme is the sole responsibility of the Aegis Trust and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.
The programme is supported by: