About Us

The War Crimes Research Office (WCRO) was established by the American University Washington College of Law in 1995 in response to a request for assistance from then Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and Rwanda (ICTR). In the years since, the WCRO has provided research support to various inter-national, hybrid, and national bodies tasked with prosecuting serious international crimes and undertaken an array of other international criminal law projects. Through this work, the WCRO provides J.D. and LL.M. students the opportunity to undertake legal research and writing on cutting-edge issues in this field. View our mandate and activities.

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Summer Law Program in The Hague

The Summer Law Program in The Hague offers participants an opportunity to study some of the most important legal issues today in the heart of the international justice community. The ABA-approved, six-credit summer program includes two three-credit courses: International Criminal Law: In Search of Accountability and International Legal Approaches to Terrorism in the 21st Century.

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Our History

In 1995, in response to a request for assistance from the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and Rwanda (ICTR), American University Washington College of Law created the War Crimes Research Office (WCRO) with financial support from the Open Society Institute (OSI).

Check out our exciting Upcoming Events

September 22 12:00PM-4:00PM United States Holocaust Memorial Museum site visit September 25 12:00PM-1:00PM Washington College of Law Mindfulness Mondays September 25 12:00PM-1:00PM Washington College of Law YT16 Public Interest Roundtable: Why Clerkships Matter for Public Interest Lawyers September 25 12:00PM-1:30PM Washington College of Law Y115 Intake Training: Homeless Person Representation Project September 26 12:00PM-1:00PM Washington College of Law Free Yoga with the Washington Yoga Center! September 26 12:00PM-1:00PM Washington College of Law N102 Orange is the New Black: Race, Class, Sexuality, Identity, and the Criminal Justice System in Popular Culture September 26 12:00PM-1:30PM Washington College of Law NT03 Human Rights Reading Group September 27 11:00AM-1:00PM Washington College of Law Commons Free Headshots! September 27 12:00PM-1:00PM Washington College of Law N103 Gideon's Promise Fellowship Information Session September 27 4:00PM-5:00PM Washington College of Law Yoga Class September 27 5:30PM-7:30PM Viacom,1515 Broadway, New York, NY 10036 Fall New York Alumni Reception October 05 5:30AM-7:30PM 601 Massachusetts Ave, N, Washington, DC Twelfth Annual International Commercial Arbitration Lecture October 05 5:30PM-7:30PM Washington College of Law Twelfth Annual International Commercial Arbitration Lecture October 16 12:00PM-1:00PM Washington College of Law YT16 Equal Justice Works Career Fair Prep Session October 20 7:45AM-5:00PM Washington College of Law Burton D. Wechsler First Amendment Moot Court Competition October 21 7:45AM-5:00PM Washington College of Law Burton D. Wechsler First Amendment Moot Court Competition October 26 12:30PM-5:00PM Washington College of Law YT01-01 Next Steps in Health Reform 2017 October 27 8:00AM-5:00PM Washington College of Law YT01-01 Next Steps in Health Reform November 03 8:00AM-5:00PM Washington College of Law 2017 National SJD Roundtable November 14 8:00AM-10:00PM Washington College of Law Symposium on Salient Issues in International Commercial Arbitration November 14 9:00AM-5:00PM Washington College of Law YT01-01 Symposium on Salient Issues in International Commercial Arbitration
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