Program History

The International Criminal Justice Program constitutes the original core of No Peace Without Justice: it promoted the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and for Rwanda (ICTR) and it has been one of the key actors involved in the establishment of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL).
Indeed, since 1993, NPWJ has been one of the organisations at the forefront of promoting the establishment and effective operations of an international criminal court to investigate and prosecute war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.
Since the beginning of the process of the establishment and operations of the ICC, NPWJ has implemented several activities and campaigns throughout the following phases:
1) Preparing for the ICC: Before and during the Rome Diplomatic Conference (up to 1998)
2) Promoting entry into force of the Rome Statute: The Preparatory Committee (1998-2002)
3) The ICC in practice (2002-present)
NPWJ has also worked on the following programs and issues:
1) Conflict Mapping and War Crimes Documentation
2) Timor Leste –  Defence and the Special Crimes Panel
3) Sierra Leone Program
4) International Criminal Justice and Children
5) Justice Rapid Response