January 30, 2018 – Today was launched Lexsitus, a new service created by CILRAP. It is designed to help law practitioners and students with the learning of and the work with legal sources in international criminal law.
Lexsitus offers a comprehensive faculty of 50 leading lecturers from around the world, and 234 subtitled lectures are currently available, with searchable transcripts. Lexsitus also includes commentaries, case law, preparatory works, and digests, for every article and major paragraph of the Statute of the International Criminal Court.
The idea behind this project is that it will enhance access to law and thus improve access to justice. According to the creator of Lexsitus, Prof. Morten Bergsmo, “this is how far legal informatics can aid international criminal justice at this stage without resorting to artificial intelligence”. Also, he hopes that this tool “can be a catalyst for similar and better developments in other disciplines of international law”.