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War Crimes

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.


The War Crimes Research Group is based in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London and co-chaired by Professor James Gow and Dr Rachel Kerr. 

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