Experts in the Field of War crimes

War crimes are prosecuted in the International Criminal Court, a standing international tribunal with authority to try the worst perpetrators of the worst crimes – genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, such as targeting civilians and destroying cities and villages.


Courtney Hillebrecht (@c_Hillebrecht) is Samuel Clark Waugh Distinguished Professor of International Relations at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and director of the Forsythe Family Program on Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs. She is the author of several books about international courts and international human rights tribunals and can discuss the implications of pursuing war crimes prosecutions against Russia and President Vladimir Putin in relation to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Updated 9/12/23