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Global Peace and Conflict: Legal

International Committee of the Red Cross & Red Crescent

International Committee of the Red Cross. Helps people affected by conflict and armed violence and promotes laws that protects the victims of war. Mandate stems from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. 

International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Carries out relief operations to assist victims of disasters combined with development work.

United Nations Courts and Tribunals

The International Criminal Court (ICC). Independent, permanent court that tries persons accused genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. Prior to its creation, the UN established ad hoc tribunals to prosecute these types of crimes.

International Court of Justice. Principal judicial organ of the United Nations. The Court’s role is to settle legal disputes submitted by States and to give advisory opinions on legal questions referred to it by United Nations organs and specialized agencies.

International Criminal Tribunals and Special Courts

Permanent Court of Arbitration. Intergovernmental organization dedicated to serving the international community in the field of dispute resolution.

United Nations Office of the Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide. Oversees the international community's efforts to enforce to new international rights norm, responsibility to protect (R2P)  the rights of civilian populations. 

International Legal Databases

Hein Online. Digital collection of the complete contents of legal and law-related materials, including many international law collections and reviews.

Index to Legal Periodicals and Books/Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective. Indexes legal journals, yearbooks, institutes, university publications, law reviews, books, and government publications from the United States and selected foreign countries.

Nexis Uni. Access to international, national, local newspapers, and law reviews. Wide geographic coverage and translations from foreign-language sources, as well as news services. Go to the international law section to search.

Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity, and War Crimes Jurisdiction. From the Library of Congress.

Legal Tools Database. Project of the International Criminal Court seeking to provide easy and complete access to legal sources in international criminal law.