Press Release: 9 March 2021

International Criminal Court Launches Case Law Database


Today, 9 March 2021, the International Criminal Court (ICC) launched the ICC Case Law Database. The database provides free and easy access to the Court's jurisprudence on, among other topics, core international crimes and international criminal procedure, the rights of the accused and the rights of victims. The database can be consulted at:

In the ICC Case Law Database, users can search for ICC jurisprudence based on several criteria, including a full-text search and a keyword-based search. The ICC Case Law Database currently contains more than 6,000 legal findings extracted from the judgments, decisions and orders that have been issued by the Court since 2004. The content of the database will constantly grow as new judgments and decisions are issued and additional existing jurisprudence is included. The ICC Case Law Database is currently available in English. A French-language version of the ICC Case Law Database is currently under development; further details regarding the French-language version, including a timeline for its publication, will be announced by 9 April 2021.

The ICC Case Law Database is part of the International Criminal Court's Legal Tools Database, which is the leading information service on international criminal law, providing free access to documents and information relevant to this field of law.

For further information, please contact Fadi El Abdallah, Spokesperson and Head of Public Affairs Unit, International Criminal Court, by telephone at: +31 (0)70 515-9152 or +31 (0)6 46448938 or by e-mail at: [email protected]

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