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Berkeley War Crimes Studies Center

University of California, Berkeley (public)


Founded in 2000, the Berkeley War Crimes Studies Center is committed to promoting the rule of law, accountability, and human rights around the world through work in four main areas:

  • Trial Monitoring and Research;
  • Archival Resource Development;
  • Education and Civic Outreach;
  • Justice Sector Capacity Building.

Online resources and databases
War crimes tribunals of Sierra Leone, East Timor, Indonesia, Cambodia, and World War II are available online http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~warcrime/archiveresources.htm



Human Rights Center

University of California, Berkeley (public)


Founded in 1994, the Human Rights Center stands to promote human rights and international justice as well as to educate a new generation of researchers and human rights defenders. The Center contributes to achieving peace and sustainable development through the monitoring of human rights violations in the world, pursuing those responsible of such violations, utilizing empirical methods of research for investigation, and denouncing grave violations of human rights and international humanitarian law. Through its own research and publications, the Center also proposes specific policy measures that governments and international organizations should adopt for educating populations and vulnerable groups during wartime and conflict situations.

Publications / Reports
The Center's research reports are available online

Online resources and databases
A bibliography on various subjects including war crimes, transitional justice, children's rights, refugee's rights, women's rights, and health rights can be found online

A list of human rights organizations and academic programs can be found online http://www.law.berkeley.edu/HRCweb/list.html



Center for Law and Global Justice

University of San Francisco (private) – School of Law


Founded in 1999, the Center for Law and Global Justice works in collaboration with the School of Law and other disciplines to pursue international justice and legal education with a global perspective. The university’s mission follows the Jesuit tradition of “educating hearts and minds to change the world.”

Publications / Reports 
The Center's internationally-focused publications, teaching materials, reports, and law review articles are available online

The Journal of Law and Social Challenges, established by the students at the University of San Francisco School of Law, can be found online 




James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies

Monterey Institute of International Studies (private)


Founded in 1989, the Center combats the spread of weapons of mass destruction through educating the next generation of nonproliferation specialists and distributing timely information and analysis. CNS is the largest non-governmental organization of the United States that exclusively deals with nonproliferation research and education.

Publications / Reports
All Center-related nonproliferation material can be accessed online http://cns.miis.edu/pubs/index.htm

The Nonproliferation Review is a publication that deals with the causes, consequences, and control of the diffusion of nuclear, chemical, biological, and conventional weapons.

Online resources and databases 
The Inventory of International Nonproliferation Organizations & Regimes is a regularly-updated public reference that includes all the international organizations, treaties, and agreements related to disarmament and nonproliferation.




The Mgrublian Center for Human Rights

Claremont McKenna University (Private)


Claremont McKenna College’s mission is to provide students with a superior liberal arts education that prepares them for leadership in business, the professions, and government. In keeping with these goals, CMC began to support teaching and research about the Holocaust in the early 1970s. From the very beginning, through its programs of teaching, visiting scholars, academic travel, internships, and service, the Center has sought to enable students to understand the causes and legacy of the Holocaust and to develop the ethical commitments and leadership qualities necessary to prevent and overcome human rights abuses in today’s world.

The Center's human rights initiatives led by students include a role in founding and developing Students Against Genocide, a nation-wide effort aimed at stopping genocide in Darfur, Sudan, and a mission to provide relief to residents of New Orleans following the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina. Other initiatives supported by the Center include summer human rights internships for students, the Center’s student-led Human Rights Task Forces, and funding for student-faculty research, visiting scholars, and speakers.




hilary.appel@cmc.edu (Director)



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