Documentation Centre

The documentation centre was created with the intention to further the dissemination of knowledge about gross human rights violations (and the laws pertaining to gross violations) by providing access to relevant documents and treaties. As with other sections of the site, the documentation centre will continue to grow in order to become a more complete source for these kinds of materials.

Geneva Conventions and Additional Protocols - the Geneva Conventions are the bedrock of international humanitarian law. The conventions set out fundamental rules of war that are extremely important both for the maintenance of global human rights and for the protection of the rights of soldiers in combat.

International Human Rights Conventions - There are numerous international conventions dealing with human rights. We have included a couple of the conventions that are the most relevant for our mission to work towards the elimination of gross human rights violations.

International Courts and Tribunals - The foundation documents of all of the international (and hybrid) criminal courts are included here. The Milosevic indictments are also included as a matter of historical record. Lastly, the recent judgement of the International Court of Justice in the Bosnian genocide case is available.

Geneva Conventions and Additional Protocols

1st Geneva Convention pdf doc

2nd Geneva Convention pdf doc

3d Geneva Convention pdf doc

4th Geneva Convention pdf doc

Additional Protocol I pdf doc

Additional Protocol II pdf doc

Additional Protocol III pdf doc

International Human Rights Conventions

Enforced Disappearance Convention pdf doc

Genocide Convention pdf doc

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on Child Soldiers pdf doc

Torture Convention pdf doc

Universal Declaration on Human Rights pdf doc

International Courts and Tribunals

ICC (International Criminal Court)

ICC - Elements of Crimes pdf doc

Rome Statute pdf doc

ICC - Rules of Procedure and Evidence pdf doc

Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC)

ECCC Agreement (Statute) pdf doc

ICTR (International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda)

ICTR - Rules of Procedure and Evidence pdf doc

Statute of the ICTR pdf doc

ICTY (International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia)

Statute of the ICTY pdf doc

ICTY - Rules of Procedure and Evidence pdf doc

Milosevic Indictments

    Kosovo Indictment pdf doc

    Bosnia Indictment pdf doc

    Croatia Indictment pdf doc

SCLS (Special Court for Sierra Leone)

SCSL - Agreement on the Establishment of the Court pdf doc

Statute of the Special Court for Sierra Leone pdf doc

SCSL - Rules of Procedure and Evidence pdf doc

International Court of Justice (ICJ, World Court)

Bosnian Genocide Judgement Executive Summary pdf doc