Call for Papers for Current and Former Staff Members of the ICTY: International Crimes Database Project

Published 25 September 2017

The International Crimes Database (ICD) invites submissions of short articles for publication in the online paper series of the ICD, the ICD Briefs.



About ICD
The ICD is an online database, launched in 2013, and is hosted and maintained by the T.M.C. Asser Instituut in The Hague. It is supported by many international legal institutions and tribunals, including the ICTY.

The ICD website offers a comprehensive database of international crimes adjudicated by national as well as international and internationalised courts. In addition to case law on international crimes, the website provides background information and news updates about international crimes and the development of international criminal law, both academic and news articles, audio and video lectures through online streaming, and a social media platform to facilitate and stimulate interaction by our various users (see our Facebook and Twitter pages). The ICD provides access to a range of information not only for lawyers and judges but also for students, academics, practitioners, policymakers, families and communities affected by crimes, and others. The Database is well on its way to become a leading, indispensable ‘go-to’ resource for users seeking to gain a better understanding of international criminal law, as well as those seeking to follow the latest developments in international criminal law.

Article Series
The online ICD article series ICD Briefs is another way in which the website provides in-depth information and insights to visitors through a series of short articles on topics related to international crimes and international criminal jurisprudence. In addition, the series offers scholars and practitioners the opportunity to make their work available to an international network of ICD users. Our ICD Briefs are included in the Peace Palace Library and have often been referred to in literature.

International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
In view of the ICTY closing its doors at the end of this year and in an effort not to lose the valuable insights from its (former) employees, we are now publishing a call for papers, reserved exclusively for current and former staff members of the ICTY.

The Briefs are ultimately between 5,000 and 7,500 words (excluding footnotes), relating to any area of international criminal law or jurisprudence. Pieces may not have been previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere. In the case that an author later seeks to publish a more extensive academic article based on the original ICD Brief, reference to and appropriate citation of the original ICD Brief is required.

More information
Please send your draft paper to by 1 March 2018, using the format below. Please also include a CV with your submission and indicate when you worked at the ICTY, in what role and in which section. The ICD editorial team will decide which of the full papers will be published on the ICD website. The views and opinions expressed in the ICD Briefs are not necessarily those of the ICD and/or the Asser Institute. The author(s) of the ICD Brief is/are responsible for the content of his/her/their ICD Brief alone.


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Author guidelines ICD Briefs.pdf
Example ICD Brief.pdf