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Lexsitus

Learning and Working More Effectively with International Criminal Law

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy is pleased to partner with the Centre for International Law Research and Policy (CILRAP) and present Lexsitus, a new online service developed by CILRAP.

The main objective of Lexsitus is to support the learning of, and work with, legal sources in international criminal law. It does so by offering integrated access to the following resources, at the level of every article and main provision of the Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC):

  • more than 230 lectures by 50 Lexsitus Lectures from all regions, including Klaus Rackwitz, Director of the Nuremberg Academy;
  • a commentary made up of 915 separate comments;
  • international case law;
  • the preparatory works of the ICC Statute; and
  • two digests that offer excerpts from judgments on more than 860 separate pages for individual elements of crime.

Transcripts are available as a separate PDF-file for every lecture. Lexsitus offers the possibilities to establish a personal user account, build an individual library, search and download, and to copy-and-paste quotations for individual drafting purposes. 

The landing page has links to a user-friendly audio-visual tutorial, as well as introductions by leaders in the field such as Prosecutors Serge Brammertz (Vice-President of the Advisory Council of the Nuremberg Academy), Benjamin B. Ferencz, Richard J. Goldstone, and Mirna Goransky, Judges Marc Perrin de Brichambaut and LIU Daqun, Professors Morten Bergsmo and Narinder Singh, and Dr. Alexa Koenig.

You may freely access Lexsitus here from your desk- or laptop. If you have questions or feedback about Lexsitus, please send an e-mail message directly to lexsitus@cilrap.org. You are also welcome to share your thoughts to that e-mail address on how Lexsitus can contribute to capacity-development in international criminal law, as well as to dissemination of international law and access to justice.

The Nuremberg Academy and CILRAP are pleased to offer you this new service and invite you to discover Lexsitus.