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80th anniversary of United Nations War Crimes Commission-its legacy and relevance

Wednesday 18 October 2023
Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP The Hague

20 October 2023 marks the 80th anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations War Crimes Commission, which was the first international organisation created by the Allied governments to collect and assess evidence of crimes committed during the Second World War, to advise on legal matters related to the prosecution of war criminals and to coordinate the investigative work of the Allied countries.

This conference will not only remind us of the historical role and scope of works of the UNWCC, but also indicate the relevance of its discussion in the context of contemporary efforts to provide accountability for international crimes, including crimes in Ukraine.

Among conference speakers are distinguished experts in diplomacy and international criminal law, including practitioners (international judges and prosecutors) and representatives of academia.

The Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, together with the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in The Hague, Pilecki Institute Warsaw, SOAS University of London, and University of Warsaw, proudly present this conference. 

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