About the IICI


The IICI is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation dedicated to the training of international criminal and human rights investigators and related professionals in the investigation of war crimes, genocide crimes against humanity and serious human rights violations.


The IICI was founded prior to the establishment of the International Criminal Court in recognition that there was no comprehensive training programme for investigators of international crimes. In 2003 the IICI established its headquarters in The Hague, the Netherlands.  Since its inception, IICI has trained hundreds of staff from organisations across the world in the hard skills and techniques necessary to acquire evidence of a standard which will stand up to scrutiny in court and allow perpetrators of mass atrocities to be brought to justice.  These organisations include civil society human rights investigators, national war crimes units, International Criminal Court investigators and prosecutors, judges, military peacekeeping personnel and a variety of United Nations personnel.

Members of the IICI Board of Directors and Council of Advisors originate from Australia, Canada, France/Senegal, Ireland, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United States.

The organisation is comprised of the Institute for International Criminal Investigations (IICI) and the Institute for International Criminal Investigations Foundation (IICIF). IICI is an American 501c(3) tax-exempt corporation incorporated in the State of California.  IICIF is a Dutch charitable foundation based in The Hague, The Netherlands.

Our work

In the last three years alone, IICI has provided six International Investigator courses, 27 specialist-skills courses training at its headquarters in the Hague and worldwide for governments, international organisations and civil society.

IICI is also the training provider for Justice Rapid Response (JRR), a multilateral stand-by facility set up to rapidly deploy criminal justice and related professionals to investigate and document crimes in conflict and post-conflict countries. (Since JRR’s inception and the creation of the JRR-UN Women roster, IICI has trained nearly 920 people for this purpose.)

IICI has also conducted 29 in-country training and mentoring workshops to civil society and the justice sector, for countries such as Liberia, Somalia, Afghanistan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, DRC and Kosovo.

As well as providing training at its headquarters in the Hague and worldwide for governments, international organisations an civil society, IICI is the training provider for Justice Rapid Response (JRR),a multilateral stand-by facility to rapidly deploy criminal justice and related professionals trained for international investigations at the service of states and international organisations.

IICI also contributes substantially to policy development in the field of international criminal justice.

Financing and Support

The IICI is grateful for the continued support of the ICC, ICTY, the MICT and other UN and international organisations in making their staff members available as pro bono trainers on IICI courses.

The Institute is funded by grants from foundations, government agencies and partner organisations, and donations from individuals. The IICI depends on these grants and donations to continue its work and is grateful for the support provided to date, particularly by the Oak Foundation and the Sigrid Rausing Trust, but also by the following since its foundation:

The Government of Austria, Austrian Development Aide – Uganda Justice Law and Order Sector
The Government of Denmark, Ministry for Foreign Affairs
The Government of Finland, Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs
The Government of Canada, Human Security Program
The Government of Ireland, Irish Aid
The Government of Ireland, Irish Department of Foreign Affairs, Development Cooperation Directorate
The Government of France, The French Embassy in The Hague
The Kingdom of Lesotho
The Government of The Netherlands, The Mayor’s Office, The City of The Hague
The Government of New Zealand, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of New Zealand
The Government of Sweden, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Government of the United Kingdom, The British Foreign & Commonwealth Office
The United States Institute of Peace
The Agence Intergouvernementale de la Francophonie
The Bodyshop Foundation
Clarence & Snell LLP
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
The John Merck Foundation /
The Lisbet Rausing Trust
The Open Society Institute
The Potrero Nuevo Fund / The Reebok Foundation
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation
Polar Lights FoundationWilliam Chrisman
Morrison & Foerster
Beth Van Schaack and Dennis Lang
M. Quinn Delaney & Wayne D. Jordan
Robert & Sheila Berner
Nancy Pemberton & Jeff Parker
Gerald Gray & Coleen Higa
Cris Arguedas
Karen Snell & Raymond McGrath
Jeffrey L. Bornstein & Veronica Sanchez
Nanci Clarence & Lidia Szajko
Seamus & Debra Kennedy
William Goodman & Victoria Belco
Elizabeth Van Schaack & Brent Dennis Lang
James M. Byrne
Thomas Eastridge
Paul Meltzer
David Miller & Cynthia Moore
Jeffrey S. Ross & Jan Platt
Richard Snell & Alice W. “Dinky” Snell
Jabari Gray
Richard Grosboll
Sarah McGrath
David Kadish
Robert Luskin & Charlotte Fallon
Ed Swanson & Mary McNamara
Geri Webb
Tony Tamburello
Monique & Cesar Alonso
Michael & Cathy Doogan
Gilbert Eisenberg
Stuart Hanlon
Jonathan V. Holtzman
Lisa Honig
Richard B. & Maria Mazer
Naomi Rustomjee
Marilyn Berlin Snell & Gregory Williams
Jacqueline Tully & Beth Aboulafia
Douglas R. & Terry F. Young
Elizabeth Zitrin & The Zitrin Foundation
Denise M. Alter
Ronald P. & Madeleine M. Gallagher
Bruce B. Henderson
Anne Lackey & Kevin Rayhill
James Larson & Susan Illston
Matthew McGrath & Randi Field
Jose M. Cisneros & Mark Kelleher
Tom Drain & Roy Loesser
Patricia Koren & Robert Siegel
Janet M. & Barry J. Portman
Rachel Sommerville & Tom Athanasiou
Russell Stetler
Gideon Weil & Jacquelyn Weil
Gloria White
Cheri Bryant
Zoe Christopher
Megan Dane Colling
Omar M. Dajani & Jean-Marie Stratigos
Melody Ermachild
Deborah Regina
Caro Pemberton


IICI would also like to thank AKD International for making Winfried van den Muijsenbergh available to do his generous pro bono work on behalf of the Institute.