Genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes are the most serious crimes of concern to the international community as a whole. They have a lasting impact on societies and can continue to destabilize the safety and security of communities, regions and nations for decades after they occur.
Governments, civil society and international criminal tribunals cannot address all the challenges in this area on their own. As the world’s largest international police organization, INTERPOL possesses the police networks, technical tools and mandate to complement the ongoing efforts in the area of war crimes.
INTERPOL has been cooperating with the United Nations International Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda since 1994. The INTERPOL General Assembly has adopted several resolutions increasing the Organization’s support to its member countries and partner organizations in the investigation and prosecution of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.
International Criminal Court (ICC)
International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY)
International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)
The Special Court for Sierra Leone
Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT)
Law enforcement agencies
Special International Crimes Office (SICO)
Canada’s Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Program
Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
Center for Justice and Accountability
International Commissions on Missing Persons
The Redress Trust
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Human Rights Watch
International Crisis Group
International Committee of the Red Cross
Institute for International Criminal Investigations