Dan Plesch awarded Oak Foundation grant for war crimes research

Dr Plesch’s work focuses on the overlooked contribution of the UN War Crimes Commission of 1943-1948 to International Criminal Law has been recognised as introducing a positive new paradigm by Justice Richard Goldstone. The Oak Foundation’s £31,000 grant is focused on making the entire 400,000 page archive publicly available including the still largely classified 36,000 charge files. The research is being conducted by Dr Plesch and Project Assistant Director, Shanti Sattler, in partnership with the SOAS Law School, the Wiener Library, the City University of New York’s graduate centre for international studies and the human rights centre of the American Bar Association.