Welcome to the Official Website of the Institute for International Criminal Investigations

The Institute for International Criminal Investigations (IICI) is an independent, not-for-profit, non- governmental international organization constituted for the purpose of providing criminal justice and human rights professionals with training in the techniques and knowledge necessary to impartially investigate and adjudicate egregious human rights violations, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide, and for the purpose of quickly deploying multi-disciplinary teams to investigate such violations or crimes.  The Institute also provides advice and support in order to ensure accountability for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.

The IICI meets the challenge of 21st Century international criminal justice through its International Investigator Course (IIC), a practical and comprehensive training that combines distance learning and a two-week on-site program to teach the international investigator skills vital to the investigation of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. The IICI also offers courses on specific aspects of international criminal investigations and maintains a roster of personnel who have completed its training program and are available to respond to crime scenes in a timely manner to gather, preserve and protect physical evidence and the testimony of victims and witnesses. The IICI roster comprises investigators, lawyers, military officers, forensic scientists, criminal and military analysts, police officers, anthropologists and human rights professionals.

For more information on the courses we offer, please visit our Courses pages.For details of our upcoming projects and our work to date, please visit our News and Past Events page.


Some of the expertise of the now dissolved NGO International Criminal Law Services (ICLS) (www.iclsfoundation.org) has been transferred to IICI.  Former ICLS experts, including some members of the ICLS Board of Directors, are now associated with IICI.  ICLS’ expertise on providing technical assistance, capacity-building and other advisory and assistance services to prosecutors, judiciaries, governments, inter-governmental organisations, international organisations and others in the area of international criminal justice now resides in IICI.  ICLS’ publications, and related intellectual property rights, also now belong to IICI.  See the publications page on the ICLS website for the public online versions of these publications.


The Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the UK government has launched the 2nd edition of the International Protocol on the Documentation and Investigation of Sexual Violence in Conflict (IP) It is available here. IICI staff and associates have contributed to the updated IP. The IP is used as framework for the 4-country training and mentoring project which is supported by the FCO and which IICI, REDRESS and JRR are implementing.


See News & Events for more information on the following:

  1. the FCO-supported, 4-country training and mentoring project focused on documentation of conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence
  2. IICI's Guidelines for investigating conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence against men and boys
  3. staff changes.

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