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Several international jurisdictions for the prosecution of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide have been established since 1993. Of these, only the International Criminal Court (ICC) is permanent. It can investigate and prosecute only when national jurisdictions are unable or unwilling to do so genuinely. Strengthening such national ability is the primary purpose of the Case Matrix Network (CMN), a department of the Centre for International Law Research and Policy (CILRAP). The cost-efficiency and quality of justice for atrocities are improved by empowering the national professionals involved. It is also important to develop further the capacity of civil society organizations to document professionally serious human rights violations that may amount to core international crimes.

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