For many decades open source intelligence have been a source of information about states, technical inventions or some political events. These days this provides information from war front with pictures and films presenting committment of international crimes for example in Ukraine. In the ICC the evidence needs to be assessed as admissible to be applied during criminal trial and it has to fulfill certain legal rigor of reliability and credibility. This discussion will aim at presenting the usefulness of such evidence in practice of the ICC in the light of the demands of the Berkeley Protocol on digital and open source investigations, and will attempt to answer the question of how the Protocol will professionalize the field of international criminal justice, and whether it will be the useful tool in the context of crimes committed in Ukraine?
We look forward to welcoming you on July 3-5, 2023 for our Annual Conference entitled "Islands and Ocean: Public Law in a Plural World." The conference will take place at the Victoria University of Wellington, in New Zealand. We will be announcing more details about the conference soon, including financial support to early career and global south scholars!