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Pritzker Legal Research Center

International Criminal Law


This section provides recommendations for resources to help you familiarize yourself with the core crimes under international law: genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and crimes of aggression. These core crimes, which are within the jurisdiction of the ICC, are set out in Articles 6, 7, 8, and 8 bis of the Rome Statute. 


Crimes Against Humanity

War Crimes

Crime of Aggression

Elements of Crimes

Elements of Crimes, which are referred to in Article 9 of the Rome Statute, assist the Court in interpreting and applying core crimes.