The IAP established the Forum for International Criminal Justice (FICJ) after being as approached by several prosecutors engaged in this area of law (war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide) who asked for the establishment of a specialist network in anticipation of the closure of the UN-backed ad hoc tribunals. There is a wealth of knowledge to be shared by practitioners who have spent over 20 years prosecuting atrocity crimes. FICJ contributes to the process of global cooperation in this ever changing field, and helps preserve the legacy of the UN-backed ad hoc tribunals.
Towards this effort, you have the opportunity to share your experience and canvass ideas with peers, which ideally will enrich investigations, reduce costs and expedite prosecutions. The FICJ will benefit those of you from domestic jurisdictions that might not have wide experience of such crimes. It is likely that most future indictments will originate from national jurisdictions. While several cases are being tried by the International Criminal Court (ICC), the ICC will not have the capacity nor is it be expected to deal with all such cases.
The FICJ provides individual prosecutors a secure place (password protected) to share your resources and knowledge with colleagues from around the world. To find out more about joining the only worldwide association of prosecutors and accessing the FICJ, please visit the IAP's Membership page.
Please contact Danya Chaikel, FICJ Coordinator, with any questions and contributions: firstname.lastname@example.org