CRN members’ work has provided valuable evidence for accountability processes, including national and international truth commisisons and criminal proceedings.
The resources compiled here give guidance on how casualty recorders should collect and record evidence in a way which maximises the likelihood that it will be admissible in a criminal court. However, the rules of admissability may vary between countries and depending on the specific mandate of the tribunal.
These guidelines were produced by the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Eurojust, and the EU Network for investigation and prosecution of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.Download PDF
The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has published a series of documents to support the rule of law, particularly transitional justice processes, in post-conflict states. The relevant publications are included here, to provide background and guidance to casualty recorders working alongside such mechanisms.
This publication provides advice on approaching the prosecution of perpetrators of international crimes, including crimes against humanity and war crimes. It addresses both strategic and logistical issues that such prosecutions can encounter, and advises on overarching principles for ensuring accountability in the widest sense. This publication may be of particular interest to casualty recorders involved in or advocating for prosecutions of international crimes.Download PDF
This publication explains international law relating to reparations for human rights violations, and identifies some of the challenges that can arise when implementing reparations programmes. It focuses on practical guidance on implementing fair and effective reparations programmes, alongside other judicial processes. This report may be of use to casualty recorders assisting survivors to access reparations, or participating in formal reparations programmes.Download PDF