The investigation of war crimes requires specialist training. At INTERPOL, we play a key role in enhancing capability among investigators of these serious international crimes.
Our International Training Course on Genocide, War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity has seen some 100 investigators from 30 countries and six international organizations trained in the most up-to-date investigative skills. The training course addressed crucial aspects of investigating serious international crimes, such as handling witnesses, forensic evidence related to mass atrocities, sexual- and gender-based violence in conflict situations and issues related to the status of refugees. Sessions were delivered by experts from member countries and international organizations including United Nations Tribunals, the International Criminal Court, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the International Committee of the Red Cross.
INTERPOL maintains contacts on training issues with organizations such as the Institute for International Criminal Investigations.