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Supporting the Investigation of Genocide, War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity

The objective of this project is to produce an evidence-based policy resource providing guidance for cross-cultural interviewing for UK and international investigative practitioners.

Given the current geo-political context of war, terrorism, human trafficking and organised crime, the pursuit of justice increasingly relies on productive interactions between individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds. Building rapport and facilitating trust in cross-cultural contexts constitutes a critical component of effective investigative interviewing. To date, policy for the conduct of such interviews has not kept pace with research. This unique collaboration between practitioners at the International Criminal Court and multi-disciplinary researchers with expertise in cross-cultural communication, investigative interviewing and international relations will produce an evidence-based policy resource for cross-cultural interviewing for UK and international investigative practitioners.

Principal Investigator: Professor Lorraine Hope, University of Portsmouth 

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