Course in The Hague Prepares Experts for International Criminal Investigations

Photo: Martine Perret UNMIT
Photo: Martine Perret UNMIT

Justice Rapid Response held a course on International Criminal Investigations from the 10 to 15 December 2018 in The Hague, The Netherlands, together with its partner the Institute for International Criminal Investigations (IICI).

The course brought together 25 expert practitioners from around the world with professional specialization in matters of justice and human rights. The six-day course was designed to prepare, equip, and vet them specifically on the investigation and documentation of international crimes and serious human rights abuses.

“The individuals accepted to this course represent the kind of expertise that is needed most today in order to investigate crimes impartially and professionally,” said Nina Suomalainen, Executive Director of Justice Rapid Response. “We look forward to including successful participants to our global, stand-by roster of expertise.”

Participants who successfully completed the course have now become eligible for certification to the JRR Expert Roster. Rostered experts will be available to deploy to national, international and regional accountability and transitional justice mechanisms, to ensure these bodies have the necessary expertise to investigate core international crimes.

The course was made possible through the generous support of the Government of Canada.