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Investigating War Crimes Guide cover Ron Haviv Libya

Victims of a massacre by Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s forces in Tripoli. The men were shot, hand grenades used against them, and then burned in a warehouse near the Khamis Brigade compound. Image: Courtesy of Ron Haviv, VII

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GIJN Reporter’s Guide to Investigating War Crimes

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GIJN’s comprehensive guide to investigating war crimes includes expert advice from more than two dozen specialists and journalists, covering everything from the legal aspects of war, attacks on civilians, conflict-related sexual violence, environmental crimes, banned weapons, genocide, forced disappearances, archiving evidence, open source research, military command structures, tracing war criminals, documenting with photo and video, physical and digital security best practices, and self-care for covering traumatic events.

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Chapter Guide Resource

Investigating War Crimes: Introduction

GIJN Program Director Anne Koch discusses international law relating to conflict and the role of investigative reporting in uncovering war crimes.

Chapter Guide Resource Video

Investigating War Crimes

This webinar shares methodologies for investigating war and conflict, and provide a briefing on the laws that govern what, in popular usage, are called “war crimes.”