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War Crimes Research Group

The War Crimes Research Group (WCRG) conducts research and teaching on war crimes – understood in the broadest sense – and war.  We aim to provide a hub for researchers and practitioners working on these issues across a range of disciplines, and our membership includes scholars, practitioners, policy-makers and others outside King’s.

Broadly, our research spans three overlapping strands: International Law and War, encompassing aspects of law in relation to security and armed conflict; War and War Crimes, encompassing the relationships between law, war, strategy, ethics and crime; and Transitional (or post-atrocity) Justice, encompassing the range of judicial and non-judicial mechanisms for accountability.


Group leads


Professor James Gow

Professor of International Peace and Security

Rachel Kerr

Rachel Kerr

Professor of War and Society


Dr Maria Varaki

Lecturer in International Law

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