War Crimes Studies Center WCSC, U.C. Berkeley

Linked with PhD in Human Rights and Peace Studies, with Francis S.L. Wang – USA & China.

The WCSC’s mission broadly divides into four areas:

  • Archival, encompassing the collection and preservation of case records of war crimes trials;
  • Training and Monitoring through judicial training and observing and reporting on trials;
  • Education, focusing on internships, conferences, publications, promoting doctoral and post-doctoral research, and collaborative and exchange programs;
  • Collaboration with and support of tribunals.

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address: War Crimes Studies Center, University of California, Berkeley, 7331 Dwinelle Hall #2670, Berkeley, CA 94720-2670, Tel: 510. 643. 1345, e-mail,

About: Founded in December 2000 at the University of California at Berkeley through a generous grant from the Wang Family Foundation, the Berkeley War Crimes Studies Center (WCSC) houses an archive of World War II war crimes trials and other materials relating to subsequent international and national war crimes tribunals.

It also supports and analyzes the work of current tribunals, including the International Tribunal for Rwanda, the Indonesian Ad Hoc Tribunals, the U.N. Serious Crimes Panel in Dili, East Timor, the gacaca courts in Rwanda, and the Sierra Leone Special Court.

Its activities include trial monitoring, judicial training, and the preparation of reports and analyses.

In addition to its trial monitoring project in Sierra Leone that commenced in June 2004, the Center is currently developing a regional monitoring program for the new Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC). This program will include trial monitors from eight countries in the region as well as from the WCSC … (full long text).

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