Using Digitally Derived Evidence in International Criminal Justice

The KGF research project on ‘Digitally Derived Evidence’ examines the different legal standards of evidence applicable at various national and international accountability for a in order to prosecute international crimes. The project was initiated in 2019 by Dr. Emma Irving and KGF Director Dr. Robert Heinsch and offered the opportunity for Leiden IHL Clinic students to contribute to the research. Find out more about the research project here.

The research output below seeks to support international accountability mechanisms through comprehensive research and in-depth legal analysis of questions surrounding the use of Digitally Derived Evidence. The documents outline how the differing evidence regimes of various international accountability fora can accommodate digitally derived evidence.

This research project makes use of the expertise and infrastructure of both the Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum on International Humanitarian Law and its IHL Clinic as well as the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies at Leiden University. The research is funded by the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), Switzerland.

Read the research output here!

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