Trials on international crimes

Crimes against humanity, genocide and war crimes are known as international crimes and were defined for the very first time in the Nuremberg Statute to try the top Nazi officials. The seriousness of these crimes has been recognized by several resolutions of the United Nations General Assembly and the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court defines them as the most serious crimes that concern the international community as a whole.

By clicking on each EU member state, you will find information on whether they have started proceedings on these crimes in their transitional justice processes as well as the period of the trials.