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Dear Colleagues,

On this International Women's Day, the War Crimes Research Office (WCRO) and the Women and International Law Program (WILP) announce the launch of a new Gender Jurisprudence and International Criminal Law Project website , www.genderjurisprudence.org.

The centerpiece of the newly redesigned website is the Gender Jurisprudence Collections (GJC), a powerful database containing more than 26,000 documents, including judgments, decisions, and orders issued by international/ized criminal courts and tribunals, and made easily searchable for issues relating to sexual and gender-based violence. Unlike online searches that can generate hundreds of irrelevant decisions, the GJC includes close to 1,700 documents that have been identified as containing gender issues and coded for key concepts, eliminating researchers' need to sift through extraneous documents.

In addition to the GJC, the Project includes concise digests of select decisions and court documents highlighting key facts, allegations, and legal analyses dealing with sexual and gender-based violence, allowing researchers to quickly home in on content that is most significant.

The site also includes commentaries on select issues or cases critical to understanding developments in this area of the law by academics, practitioners, judges, prosecutors, and legal scholars with particular expertise in the investigation and prosecution of sexual and gender-based violence.

In addition, the site's blog offers a dynamic space for the international law community to engage in honest, insightful, and grounded discussions of ideas, programs, data, laws, and policies about current feminist debates within the field of international criminal law.

For more information, please contact Chante Lasco, our Jurisprudence Collections Coordinator, at genderjurisprudence@wcl.american.edu.

Susana SáCouto
Director, War Crimes Research Office

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Daniela Kraiem
Associate Director, Women and the Law Program