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Genocide and War Crimes Program

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Genocide and war crimes are a continuing tragic reality for our world and an investigative priority for the FBI.

The FBI, through its Genocide War Crimes Program, plays a vital role in the U.S. government’s response to incidents of genocide, war crimes, and other related mass atrocities—whether investigating along with our federal partners or providing assistance to our international partners.

You can help. If you believe you may have information concerning a specific incident of genocide or a war crime, please submit that information to us at https://tips.fbi.gov/ or contact your local FBI office, domestically or internationally.

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Program Info
- Mission
- Jurisdiction
- Overview
- Fact Sheet: Human Rights Outreach

Our Partners
- Immigration and Customs Enforcement
- Department of Justice
- Department of State
- INTERPOL | Washington Field Office


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Joseph KonyIn 2005, the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued arrest warrants for Joseph Kony—head of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA)—and four other LRA leaders for crimes against humanity and war crimes.

In 2010, the U.S. enacted into law the Lord’s Resistance Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act, which reaffirmed U.S. commitment to support our nation’s regional partners’ efforts to end the atrocities in central Africa. Key objectives of the U.S. commitment include increased protection of civilians, continued humanitarian relief, and—where the FBI’s Genocide War Crimes Program plays a supportive role—the apprehension of Kony and other senior LRA commanders.


Contact the FBI
If you have any information about perpetrators of genocide, war crimes, or other related mass atrocities, please submit it to us at https://tips.fbi.gov/ or contact your local FBI office, domestically or internationally.