Network of contact points in respect of persons responsible for genocide and crimes against humanity

The European Network of Contact Points in respect of responsible for the crime of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes (‘the Genocide Network’) is a body established by the Council of the EU (Council Decisions 2002/494/JHA and 2003/335/JHA) to ensure close cooperation between national authorities in investigating and prosecuting core international crimes, as defined in Articles 6, 7 and 8 of the Rome Statute of the ICC.

Each EU Member State has designated one or more contact points for the exchange of information concerning the investigation of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. Either upon request or of their own motion, the contact points must provide each other with information, share knowledge and best practices in investigating and prosecuting persons responsible for committing core international crimes. In addition, the contact points are responsible for facilitating cooperation between the competent national authorities.


List of Genocide Network Contact Points (PDF version) [access restricted to EJN Contact Points]


The Genocide Network meets biannually at meetings convened by the EU Council Presidency.

In the Genocide network page practitioners can find expert reports and national jurisprudence, that may assist in solving specific legal and procedural issues that arise in investigation and prosecuting core international crimes.

To find out more about meeting conclusions, reports, case law and other Genocide network information, please visit the Genocide network pages on Eurojust website


Genocide Network leaflet


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