In this article, Jay Aronson and Enrique Piracés argue that the International Criminal Court needs to take advantage of Open Source evidence and digital evidence repositories, as they are core elements of almost all grave crimes investigations. The ability to take advantage of Open Source evidence requires the development and widespread acceptance of collection and preservation practices that prioritize cooperation with relevant technology partners, an agile and adaptive approach to evidence gathering, and a willingness among all Court staff and leadership to learn new skills and rethink certain aspects of the Court’s institutional bureaucracy and professional hierarchy. It also requires a willingness to integrate new analytic tools and methods into the Court’s practices in a way that advances the Court’s mission.

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