Terms of Use

About This Site

The War Crimes Documentation Initiative (WCDI) website is a gateway to information resources, which reflects the dynamic growth and change in the way information is produced, disseminated, accessed, and utilized. The purpose of the website is to facilitate the work of WCDI and to connect researchers to war crimes information.

Website Copyright and Permissions

The WCDI web pages are protected by copyright. Generally, you may print, reproduce, and use the information from the WCDI website for non-commercial, personal, or educational purposes. Redistribution or commercial uses are prohibited without express written permission.

Copyright and the Data

All users must respect the copyrights in the works, databases, and datasets that are accessible through WCDI and the University of Hawaiʻi network. No copyrighted work may be copied, published, disseminated, displayed, performed or played without permission of the copyright holder except in accordance with the fair use of licensed agreement. Digitized and other special collections may have specific use conditions or permission requirements.

Some electronic resources are restricted by license agreement to current students, faculty, and staff members in the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa community and to on-site users of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa libraries for purposes of research, teaching, and private study. Commercial use and systematic downloading, copying or distributing of information is expressly prohibited.

General Disclaimer

The War Crimes Documentation Initiative reserves the right to modify, move or remove web pages, links thereon, or data at any time. The website or portions of it may be unavailable for undetermined periods because of equipment or software maintenance, power or network outages, or other circumstances. The War Crimes Documentation Initiative takes no responsibility for errors or omissions in its website, although every effort is made to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of the content. All data are provided “as is”. The War Crimes Documentation Initiative makes no representation or warranty, either express or implied, included but not limited to any implied warranties of quality or compatibility with user systems. The War Crimes Documentation Initiative has the right at any time to change or discontinue any aspect or feature of the website, including, but not limited to, content, hours of availability, equipment and/or software required for access or use of the website or any portion of the website. The WCDI website may have links to other agencies, institutions, and organizations’ websites. This linking does not constitute the WCDI’s endorsement of the content of their websites or of their policies or products. Users should properly evaluate remote resources according to their academic and research needs. The War Crimes Documentation Initiative is not responsible for the availability of external websites.


For site security and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, deny service, cause damage, or access non-public information or use server applications for unauthorized purposes. Unsanctioned attempts to upload or change information are strictly prohibited. Although every practicable effort is made to ensure the security and integrity of the content the War Crimes Documentation Initiative does not warrant that this website or its content is free of disabling devices. These are defined as any software, document, message, or other material which contains a computer virus, worm, Trojan horse, etc. that may disable computer software or equipment or may prevent users from using a website or any other item of hardware or software.


When you use the War Crimes Documentation Initiative website, some or all of the following information may be stored: the Internet address from which our site is accessed, date and time, URLs, file names or words entered in search commands, links clicked on the page, and the browser and operating system used. If request forms are used email addresses (“From” and “To”) are logged. This information may be used for analyzing the use of resources, troubleshooting problems, and improving services. It is not used for associating search terms or patterns of site navigation with individual users or to identify individuals for any other purpose. If you choose to provide us with personal information, as in an e-mail message, the War Crimes Documentation Initiative will use this information to respond to your request. There are times when your email is forwarded within WCDI, the Library, or to University employees to better assist you. The War Crimes Documentation Initiative does not share email with a third party unless required by law.