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2022 Annual Report

IICI is pleased to announce the publication of our 2022 annual report.  In the last year, we trained people from 54 different organisations and 46 different countries, as well as launching the Murad Code. Thanks to all the trainers who take time away from their other…

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Murad Code Translations

IICI is glad to announce that the Murad code (that is, the Global Code of Conduct for Gathering and Using Information about Systematic and Conflict-Related Sexual Violence) now also is available in Bosnian, Sorani Kurdish, Nepali, Burmese, Amharic, Tigrinya and Swahili. These new translations and the…

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“The Murad Code: how to implement it?” Recording of panel discussion at PSVI conference

IICI hosted a panel discussion on the theme “The Murad Code: how to implement it” at the PSVI conference of 28-29 November 2022 in London. The video-recording of the session can be found here. The panellists mainly focused on cooperation across sectors, by funders, governments, the media, humanitarian actors…

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2021 Annual Report

Our annual report for 2021 is out now. In 2021 IICI ran 19 courses, training over 170 participants from 42 countries. You can access the report here: 2021 Annual Report. 2022 has proven to be a busy year as well: training members of the Ethiopian Inter-Ministerial Task Force investigation…

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The Murad Code Project: IICI and Nadia’s Initiative webinar

IICI & Nadia’s Initiative have co-hosted a webinar on Survivor-Centred Documentation of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence: the Murad Code Project on 14 April 2022 to accompany the release of the Global Code of Conduct for Gathering and Using Information About Systematic and Conflict-Related Sexual Violence (the “Murad Code”).  See the Murad Code Project website for the Code…

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John Ralston Award

IICI is delighted and proud to announce that our former Executive Director and current board member, John Ralston, has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for his significant service to international human rights law. The citation references his leadership of IICI over many years as well as his extensive…

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We are pleased to announce the publication of a new book written by a long-time friend to and trainer at IICI, John Tobin.

A Terrible Aberration: When doctors and health professionals compromise their medical ethics at the bidding of the state. In this book he examines from the standpoint of medical ethics and international humanitarian law how the medical and associated professions can be used by state agencies…

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Covid-19 Update

All IICI courses in The Hague have been postponed until such a time that we can safely and responsibly recommence our schedule. We will update our website once we are able to resume in-person courses. In the meantime we are developing some online modules for…

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Global Code of Conduct for the Investigation of Conflict Related Sexual Violence (Murad Code)

IICI is leading a consultative project to develop a survivor-centric global code of conduct for the documentation and investigation of conflict-or atrocity-related sexual violence (CARSV). It is also known as “the Murad code”, after Nadia Murad. The project is a collaboration between the Preventing Sexual…

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Training materials accompanying the International Protocol on the Documentation and Investigation of Sexual Violence in Conflict (March 2017 edition)

As part of a 2-year long capacity-building project supported by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) on documenting sexual violence in conflict, IICI is publishing training materials to accompany the second (March 2017) edition of the FCO’s International Protocol on the Documentation and Investigation of Sexual Violence…

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Tool for SGBV-investigation/documentation trainers: training materials accompanying the International Protocol on the Documentation and Investigation of Sexual Violence in Conflict (March 2017 edition)

As part of a 2-year long FCO-supported capacity-building project on documenting sexual violence in conflict, IICI is publishing training materials to accompany the second (March 2017) edition of the FCO’s International Protocol on the Documentation and Investigation of Sexual Violence in Conflict (IP2, Protocol). It is an…

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IICI Guidelines for Investigating Conflict-Related Sexual and Gender-Based Violence against Men and Boys

IICI has developed guidelines for investigating conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence against men and boys.  They were published in early 2017.  The guidelines have been developed for a range of professionals, from international criminal investigators and prosecutors to national police officers, UN human rights officers…

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Guide to help practitioners document conflict-related sexual violence crimes in Iraq: Iraq Supplement to the International Protocol on the Documentation and Investigation of Sexual Violence in Conflict: Guidance for Practitioners in Iraq

Sexual violence is a prominent and well-publicised aspect of the ethnic cleansing committed in Northern Iraq by Da’esh since 2014, including the creation of a complex system of slavery that includes rape, forced marriage and sexual violence.  However, as elsewhere, conflict and atrocity-related sexual violence…

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Guide to help practitioners document conflict-related sexual violence crimes in Myanmar/Burma: Myanmar/Burma Supplement to the International Protocol on the Documentation and Investigation of Sexual Violence in Conflict: Myanmar-Specific Guidance for Practitioners

Sexual violence – particularly against women and girls – is a feature of everyday life in Myanmar, with sexual violence committed in the context of long-running armed conflicts and attacks against civilian populations being a particularly brutal aspect of this violence. However, investigations and accountability…

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Guide to help practitioners document conflict-related sexual violence crimes in Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka Supplement to the International Protocol on the Documentation and Investigation of Sexual Violence in Conflict: Sri Lanka-Specific Guidance for Practitioners & Tamil translation of the International Protocol (2017 edition)

Sexual violence in Sri Lanka, as elsewhere, is a complex and pervasive problem set in a context of deeply entrenched impunity. This has been reflected in horrific fashion through widespread sexual violence against both women and men committed by state actors, including during periods of…

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ICLS materials: International Criminal Law & Practice, Training Materials for: Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia.  Supporting the Transfer of Knowledge and Materials of War Crimes Cases from the ICTY to National Jurisdictions

ICLS (the NGO International Criminal Law Services) provided legal and technical training, advice and support in order to ensure accountability for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.  ICLS’ Board of Directors dissolved ICLS with effect from 31 December 2013.  Elements of ICLS’ expertise were…

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New guide on investigating and mapping perpetrators in open-source investigations

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) in Sydney and the Human Rights Center (HRC) at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law have developed a ground-breaking guide to support investigation of international human rights violations. Investigating Perpetrators provides practical guidance for investigators on how to…

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Mladić Conviction

Following the conviction of Ratko Mladić for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity on 22 November 2017, IICI would like to express its admiration to all those current and former IICI trainers who at various stages worked on the investigation and prosecution of Mladić…

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Advanced Course on Investigation of Crimes and Violations Involving Children

The Institute for International Criminal Investigations (IICI) and Justice Rapid Response (JRR) will hold an Advanced Course on Investigation of Crimes and Violations Involving Children (AICVIC) on 4-8 December 2017 in The Hague. The course is a continuation of the JRR-IICI effort to increase international investigative and documentation expertise on…

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IICI issues Guidelines for Investigating Conflict-Related Sexual and Gender-Based Violence against Men and Boys

The Institute for International Criminal Investigations (IICI), with the assistance of external experts, has developed guidelines for investigating conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence against men and boys to assist criminal-justice and human-rights investigators, reporters and monitors (“investigators”) around the globe to fully and properly monitor,…

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Murad Code Project

The Murad Code Project is a global, consultative initiative involving partners from across the globe, including survivors and other individuals, civil-society organisations, governments, inter-governmental and other international organisations, and funders.  The project’s goal is to help ensure that the gathering and use of information about…

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IICI guidelines for investigating international crimes and serious human rights violations affecting children

IICI has started developing written guidelines for the accountability-focused investigation of genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and systematic and grave human rights violations against and otherwise affecting children.  The audience of the guidelines will include international and national criminal and human rights investigators, as…

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2016-18 IICI, REDRESS & JRR project: documentation of conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence

In partnership with REDRESS and Justice Rapid Response, IICI was the overall coordinator for a training and mentoring project supported by the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office. Aimed mainly at enhancing the capacity of civil society to document conflict-related SGBV, the project focused on four…

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IICI Guidelines for Investigating Conflict-Related Sexual and Gender-Based Violence against Men and Boys

IICI, after consultation with a group of experts, has developed guidelines for investigating conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence against men and boys.  They were developed in order to help plug an important gap.  Responding to the international community’s growing awareness and understanding of conflict-related SGBV against…