The concept of war crimes and genocide, historical aspects, the definitions, written sources and institutions are analyzed in this working paper. Apart from this analysis, brief presentation and comparisons of historical events of bloody conflicts that happened in Rwanda 1994 and Yugoslavia during the nineties are made. Furthermore, the establishment, role, composition, etc of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) are presented.
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